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Broadband Initiative ...

Improving Rural America...


Yuma County Economic Development is involved in a project to improve the broadband service in the county.    At YCEDC, we are working to improve the business climate in Yuma County. Broadband has been identified at the state and federal level as the competitive advantage for communities. Those areas with no or poor quality Broadband Internet will be unable to attract modern businesses, or support existing businesses to succeed and grow. We are working with local and regional providers to make sure that Yuma County has the best, fastest, most reliable and most affordable Internet service possible.


What do you think of when you hear the word “broadband”? It might be the word your Internet provider uses in describing the tier of service you pay for each month.There are many reasons high-speed broadband is critical for rural areas.The information below will help educate you on the basics of Broadband and its importance to our community.

Broadband Explained



Why we should care about broadband.



Rural Broadband

Federal and State Perspectives: a look at some policies, regulations and laws affecting broadband.


Broadband 101

An overview on broadband terms, how it works, what is driving the need, etc.


Why Broadband Now?

5 reasons why we must act now.











Content by: Susan Jesuroga, Chaffee County EDC

Reproduced and Edited with permission.