The FCC granted $7 million this week for seven states to expand their broadband capabilities in rural areas. Colorado got almost half of that amount.

For those of us that work in radio, it's good to see our 'overseers' of our industry, the FCC, helping out rural Colorado.

According to the Greeley Tribune, the latest funding for Colorado (amounting to $2.8 million) will come over the course of 10 years, and will be used to bring broadband to parts of northeast Colorado that are currently struggling to get communication.

Though specific locations for this development have not yet been released, the monies will be going to 731 locations across northeast Colorado through Viaero Wireless.

I can see this helping out many families in our Northern Colorado area, too, especially those who have family and friends in the northeastern part of the state.

Get more on the FCC funding from the Greeley Tribune HERE.

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