The Colorado Broadband Data and Development Program (CBDDP) was created via a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for the purpose of broadband mapping and planning. The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) received a $2.1 million federal grant in November 2009 from NTIA. The grant provides approximately $1.6 million over two years to continue the State of Colorado's assessment of broadband deployment across the state and its development of a comprehensive and verified geographically-based inventory and database of broadband availability. The grant also provides approximately $500,000 over five years to engage in planning and outreach activities for coordination with local groups to promote broadband adoption and enhance broadband market information.
OIT was subsequently awarded $3.3 million in additional funding, which extends the mapping project an additional three years, enables the development of a statewide address data maintenance program, creates a statewide task force to provide interactive learning opportunities for K-12 public schools, and increases government transparency through the development of a portal for the discovery of and access to state data.
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