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Denver TV access uncertain for cable customers

The decades-long campaign for Denver TV access for La Plata County made a significant stride this month for the benefit of satellite television subscribers, but cable customers, at least for the...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FCC taking public comments on Denver TV access

As La Plata County officials work to make Denver television access a reality, residents can voice their opinions on in-state programming. Residents can submit comments to the Federal Communications...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency centers file complaint after 911 outages

Emergency communications centers from across the state have filed an official complaint following 911 outages in June and July. It was filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission by 12...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango’s website down on Monday

The city of Durango’s website was down all day Monday. The problem was caused by a domain issue that has been resolved, but it may take a day or two for the site to be fully functional, said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

CenturyLink spokesman calls internet outages in June a ‘perfect storm’

A redundancy in fiber networks in Southwest Colorado could have prevented phone and internet outages that left thousands of people disconnected in June. CenturyLink’s corporate communications...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks sales tax for high-speed internet

Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to ask voters in November to approve a sales tax that would finance new broadband infrastructure for improved internet service countywide. Believing that...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet outage exposes weakness in S.W. Colo. fiber-optic system

Widespread phone and internet outages Friday demonstrated a weakness in regional fiber-optic connectivity, especially for 911 dispatch centers. Dispatch centers in La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma...

DATE: June 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friday internet/phone outage caused communications “nightmare” for some

A phone and internet outage impacted hospitals in Cortez and Durango as well as 911 communication services in Southwest Colorado for several hours Friday. The outage was caused Friday afternoon...

DATE: June 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County: Cellphone tower could ruin view from train, house

A proposed cellphone tower in the Animas Valley comes with two promises: improved mobile phone reception, and to some, a blight that threatens historical surroundings. La Plata County officials...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small businesses in La Plata County push for better Internet

Greater access to high-speed Internet could spur economic growth across the region. That was the main message small-business owners had for Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, Thursday at the Durango...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finalized FCC rule puts Denver TV within reach

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that it had finalized a rule to provide rural counties access to in-state news and programming from cable and satellite providers. The new...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone service restored at Los Ranchitos subdivision north of Durango

Residents in the Los Ranchitos subdivision north of Durango report that phone service was restored late Saturday after it was out for more than 24 hours. “I wouldn’t say this is an ongoing issue,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News