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As schools close, coronavirus highlights digital divide in Southwest Colorado

Following the lead of states across the nation, Colorado shuttered schools and businesses practically overnight. Workers were told to log in at home, and some can’t work at all. Colleges and...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural Colorado sees more broadband options, but not quickly

A rush of broadband service is moving into the outskirts of the state, where internet faster than 10 megabits per second seems scarcer than the number of people who live there. Ting Internet,...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal grant seeks to boost regional internet service

Improved internet services could be available to Southwest Colorado’s rural residents over the next 10 years thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission. Viasat, a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Desperate for Denver TV, some residents resort to old-school technology

An easy way exists – at least in Montezuma and Dolores counties and on the Dryside in La Plata County – to get all the Denver television you want and never miss a Broncos game. The method is...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Broncos fans find screens showing their team

Gunnar Anderson planned to camp out Sunday at the bar at Steamworks Brewing Co. “unless the Broncos start playing really badly.” It took a while for Anderson to realize the Albuquerque FOX...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowboys will bump Broncos from TV screens Sunday in Southwest Colorado

It appears Durangoans’ love for Denver television stations will be unrequited. An aggravating situation for sports fans will play out again Sunday, when the Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can you hear me now: Cellphone coverage blanks out north of Mancos

MANCOS – At wits’ end with deteriorating Verizon cellphone service in her home 5 miles north of Mancos, Maria Tuxhorn sought help from The Journal to inquire why reception went south about three...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Are local government TV channels in danger?

Could Durango’s municipal government channel, DGOV, be in the early process of melting away? An order from the Federal Communications Commission issued earlier this month has officials not only in...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet, cellphone service return after 24-hour outage in Silverton

A lightning strike took out internet service and cellphone coverage for about 24 hours in Silverton. The strike occurred Thursday afternoon and apparently hit or impacted a cell tower near the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FCC clears way for Denver TV in Southwest Colorado

La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations, at least if they receive their signal through a satellite provider. The Federal Communications...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landline, internet problems northeast of Durango

A subdivision northeast of Durango has been experiencing persistent problems with landline and internet service for at least a week now, a nuisance that residents say has been “a real pain.” At...

DATE: March 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado law to hold large internet companies accountable

A recently enacted state law could help ensure faster internet service reaches customers when companies apply for state grants to fund infrastructure. The Colorado Legislature set aside $115...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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