Colorado releases state broadband portal

Colorado unveiled a new online portal that lets Colorado citizens check the status of broadband in their area.

Colorado unveiled a new online portal that lets Colorado citizens check the status of broadband in their area.

The portal, which soft launched in mid-November and was officially announced Wednesday, offers “tools and resources that will allow Coloradans to improve their broadband experience,” according to a release from the Governor’s Office of Information Technology.

“The new state broadband portal provides a one-stop shop for people who are involved in expanding broadband throughout the state,” OIT Broadband Program Director Brian Shepherd said in the release.

Included in the portal is an interactive map that shows what broadband services are available across the state, and lets the user filter results based on service speed and the type of technology the broadband infrastructure uses. The visual map also allows users to enter their address to see all broadband providers available in their area.


In addition to the visual display, the portal lets users check their current broadband speed, and includes a resource library of broadband events, education resources and news related to broadband policies and deployment.

Colorado Chief Information Officer Suma Nallapati told StateScoop in an email statement that the portal helps the state to better engage with citizens and provide information about available technology.

“Our goal at OIT is to make this kind of technology easy to use for our citizens,” Nallapati said. “What I love is how easy this site is to navigate. People who are interested in testing their broadband speed can do it right on the portal.”

Earlier this year, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers recognized the OIT team for their work on cybersecurity, through the Secure Colorado program, and their universal application for Colorado’s health insurance enrollment — Program Eligibility and Application Kit. The PEAK RTE program also won a StateScoop 50 award in April.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is a Staff Reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop. At StateScoop, he covers the information technology issues and events at state and local governments across the nation. In the past, he has covered the United States Postal Service, the White House, Congress, cabinet-level departments and emerging technologies in the unmanned aircraft systems field for FedScoop. Before FedScoop, Jake was a contributing writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has had work published in the Huffington Post and several regional newspapers and websites in Pennsylvania. A northeastern Pennsylvania native, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP, in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At IUP, Jake was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn, and the president of the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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