Business Model & Partners
The business model and scope of services is defied by a four-tiered public-private partnership consisting of the following roles:
- A public sector Network Owner. This role is filled by Rio Blanco County.
- A private partner as Network Operator. This role is filled by Colorado Fiber. Community
- Private partners as Service Providers.
- Private partner Value Added Resellers (VAR or VARs).
Milestone Report - Broadband Project
|June 2014||Created a countywide broadband, cellular, and Emergency Services (ES) infrastructure and services plan|
|August 2014||Released an RFI for the above services|
|November 2014||Our countywide community, passed a SB05-152 override initiative|
|December 2014||Contracted Fiber to the Block (FTTB) engineering for Meeker and Rangely|
|January 2014||Contracted tower/wireless engineering across rural Rio Blanco County|
|March 2015||Received a DOLA Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance grant award match for “Rio Blanco County Broadband Infrastructure”|
|May 2015||Contracted Colorado.Fiber.Community as Rio Blanco's Network Operator to deliver broadband, cellular, and emergency services.|
|July 2015||Contracted Circle H Construction to build FTTB in Meeker and Rangely Purchased the old Kum and Go building in Rangely as our Rangely Co-Lo (Data Center)|
|August 2015||Received a DOLA Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance grant award match for “Rio Blanco County Tower/Wireless Infrastructure”|
|August 2015||Circle H Construction begins building the FTTB in Meeker and Rangely|
|October 2015||Received DOLA Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance grant release of matching funds for the rural component of “Rio Blanco County Broadband Infrastructure”
Next Steps - Broadband Project
- Remodel the broadband data center in Rangely (Old Kum and Go Building).
- Contract for the electronics to light the fiber-optics in Meeker and Rangely.
- Work with Network Operator to identify and contract Middle Mile provider(s) and Local Service Provider(s)
- RFP for Tower/Wireless Construction