Bennet Announces $6 Million ReConnect Grant to Expand Broadband in Northwest Colorado

Funding from USDA Will Connect Rural Communities to High-Speed Broadband

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) to expand broadband service in Northwest Colorado.

Bennet Introduces Legislation to Extend Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program

Bill Would Provide Greater Certainty for Small, Rural Hospitals

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to extend the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program for an additional five years, ensuring these essential hospitals do not face further budget instability during such challenging times.
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.