Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and 45 of their Senate colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prioritize sustainable rural broadband networks as the FCC considers new rules in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) proceeding.

Bennet, Gardner Announce $2.7 Million ReConnect Grant to Expand Broadband in Dove Creek

Funding Will Expand Access to High-Speed Broadband on Colorado’s Western Slope

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, and Cory Gardner today announced that Emery Telecom will receive $2.7 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ReConnect Loan and Grant Program.

Bennet, Gardner Call for Financial Certainty for Rural Counties

Bipartisan Group of 31 Senators Request Two-Year Reauthorization for PILT and SRS Programs

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and 29 of their Senate colleagues requested that any end-of-year legislation include at least a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) programs.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the committee’s passage of the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act and the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, a significant step towards protecting our country’s energy grid from cyberattacks.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) joined a group of Western senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program to provide long-term financial security for rural counties.

Bennet, Finkenauer Unveil Plan to Help Close the “Digital Divide” for Rural America

New Legislation Will Fix Broadband Maps, Bring Transparency to Broadband Pricing for Consumers

Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) introduced The Broadband Transparency and Accountability Act of 2019 to reform how broadband companies report, and the federal government verifies and shares, data on affordable internet access across the country.