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Bennet asks FCC for details about rural broadband work

The Federal Communications Commission has been slow to provide details to Sen. Michael Bennet about how CenturyLink is spending millions of dollars on publicly funded rural internet improvements....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works – just too slowly

NEW YORK – Facebook’s effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect – although that finding comes with a major caveat. Once a story receives a...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Former Equifax chairman apologizes for data breach

WASHINGTON – The former chairman and CEO of Equifax says the company was entrusted with personal information of 140 million Americans and “we let them down” as human error and technology failures...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

NEW YORK – Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Is Amazon rendering downtown obsolete?

Amazon is taking over the world, right? We keep hearing this over and over with the internet giant’s online sales continuing to grow. Recently, Amazon purchased Whole Foods and is now slashing food...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

New broadband company seeks to connect Montezuma County

While officials from local governments to business leaders in the private sector search for solutions to Montezuma County’s limited broadband, two Dolores residents are aiming to improve the...

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

CenturyLink describes efforts to improve regional internet

Efforts to improve rural internet service across the region are underway, but not all residents are experiencing better service. CenturyLink received $159 million in federal funding to improve...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Connect 4 goes back to the drawing board on broadband

The Connect 4 Broadband Initiative has a new strategy to move forward with a countywide internet project that has been stalled since early 2016. For more than a year, representatives from the...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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

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

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