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Governor signs Colorado broadband expansion

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DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation Friday that reroutes part of a $54 million annual ratepayer subsidy to telecom companies into a broadband fund to provide service in rural areas. "This is a first step to really bridging that digital divide," Hickenlooper said. The subsidy goes back to the early 1990s when most people had landlines and few provider options. The fund was...

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