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Taking an internet speed test could help make case for better infrastructure

Some rural internet customers in Southwest Colorado may pay for internet speeds that they don’t experience. To help advocate for funding to pay for improved rural broadband internet infrastructure...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio library taps into high-speed internet funding

High-speed internet access is one of the goals of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance. So helping a local library provide that access to its users was an easy decision for the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Microsoft wants to bring 2 million Americans online by 2022

Microsoft is aiming to bring broadband Internet to millions of rural Americans within the next five years through what is now unused TV spectrum, the company announced Tuesday. Microsoft’s...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Google’s search engine aims to become employment engine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Since Tuesday, job hunters have been able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Few victims are paying hackers because using bitcoin is hard

An unprecedented cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid hackers a ransom. After the ransomware began infecting users on Friday, they...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Wolf Creek fiber project closing regional internet gap

Crews laying fiber-optic lines on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass are bringing the region closer to better internet connectivity. Widespread phone and internet outages in June 2016 that affected...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A homebuying calculator for millennials: Does that add up?

The real estate industry has spent the better part of the last decade worrying about the buying habits of millennials. Their preference for big cities, tendency to marry later, and bulging student...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Home businesses, internet demand increase in Montezuma, survey says

Early results from an unscientific survey by the Connect 4 Broadband Initiative indicate more Montezuma residents are working from home and there’s a greater demand for fast internet. The survey,...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Bill to speed rural broadband deployment dies in Colorado Senate committee

DENVER – The second attempt to remedy the issue of broadband access in rural Colorado died Wednesday in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 81, which would have changed definitions in previous...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez awards bid for new businesses’ fiber-optic services

The city of Cortez has awarded a bid to Durango-based DAK Drilling and Well Service for a fiber-optic construction project set to begin this year. The project will install two miles of fiber-optic...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Herald publisher to speak about digital age communications to Rotary Club meeting

Richard Ballantine, publisher of The Durango Herald for more than 30 years, will speak about The Durango Herald moving into the digital media world during the Rotary Club of Durango meeting, at 6...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News