Jeff Gavlinski from Durango and SW Colorado Local Broadband Planning Team reports:
Frank, here in Region 9 we are also relatively new as a group but have cemented a diverse group and are starting to make some progress.
1. We are now attempting to validate the Colorado Broadband map of assets in our region to include wireline, wireless, and mobile broadband. We believe that, in order to identify underserved areas of our region, we must know what we have/don't have and where our current ISPs have submitted incorrect or exaggerated coverage and available speeds.
2. Via the City of Durango and their license agreement with Mobile Pulse, most of our team is contributing to a study of mobile data usage across our region. This is most useful on many fronts and we are fortunate to have usage across the incumbents.
This first item above will keep us very busy as a group for a while.... Hope this was informative and useful.