Federal grant to expand broadband access in rural Colorado

October 29, 2020

COLORADO, USA — Gov. Jared Polis’ (D-Colorado) office said in a release Thursday that Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) will be able to expand internet access to an additional 264 homes, farms and businesses located in Routt, Moffat and Eagle counties after receiving $6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The release said the expansion in rural communities stays on-brand with Polis’ Rural Economic Blueprint, which addresses concerns and challenges in rural communities by leveraging existing assets and building innovative programs.

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