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Colorado officials hope broadband map challenges increase BEAD prize

April 26, 2023

Officials in Colorado said they’ve been aggressively collecting challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s nationwide broadband map ahead of the June 30 deadline for the U.S. Commerce Department to award $42.5 billion in high-speed internet grants.

By submitting enough corrections to the FCC map — the first version of which was published last fall — Colorado could tip its eventual allocation from the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment grant program close to $1 billion.

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