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DRPOA Community News & Update

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

Pam Senjem | Broadband Initiative Liaison


Broadband Initiative Update | David Shipley

Hello all,

Most of us have been anxiously awaiting the start of construction for the Broadband Initiative next month. Unfortunately, I have some disappointing news.

Highline/SPT is still waiting for a contract from the State. While they are doing as much background and prep work as they can, they can't spend any money on things like permits, pole attachment agreements, etc. Anything they spend prior to a signed agreement would be unreimburseable. The issue has to do with new federal money coming in with different rules (Those rules don't affect our grant.). It's caused contracting to be delayed. We're hoping they can come to closure on what they want to do soon, but progress is very much stalled right now.

As soon as Highline has a signed contract, I will let you know.


New Project Manager

We have a manager for the Project. His name is Scott Matthews. He'll be our go-to person for questions or problems during the construction.

Contact: e: | m. 303-949-9703


Highline Barbecue Kick Off!


Getting Started

When construction starts, you'll receive a letter with information on how to sign up for service, who to call, and how the process will work. We hope to have a BBQ kick-off once the project gets underway.


What to Expect for Equipment

Highline has a new brochure, which I thought was helpful, and it includes some simple descriptions of the equipment that will be used during the installation phase. All the equipment is very small and non-obtrusive. See attached photos for what to expect at your home. Additionally, you'll be able to personalize your WiFi, set parental controls and monitor all your devices with the ease of an app.


Low Income Assistance

If you are interested in the Broadband Program, but are concerned about cost, An income-qualified plan is available through the Affordable Connectivity Program This is a government benefit program that helps low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices to ensure that house