Fort Collins Connexion Receives Two National Broadband Awards
- Chad Crager, Broadband Executive Director, 970-221-6798, email@example.com, Website: http://www.fcgov.com
- Jill Marx, Lead Communication Specialist, 970-416-2562, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, Fort Collins Connexion received two national broadband industry awards for regional collaboration and individual excellence.
The first award was received by NoCo Community Fiber, which is an intergovernmental organization comprised of Fort Collins Connexion, Larimer County, Loveland Pulse, Estes Park Trailblazer and Poudre Valley REA, at the Fiber Broadband Association’s annual conference, Fiber Connect, held the first week of August. This regional team was awarded the Star Award which celebrates a person, community, or organization that has gone above and beyond what is expected in the advancement of the fiber industry. NoCo Community Fiber’s mission is to bring fiber internet to all of Larimer County through an alliance of community driven organizations. The goal of the organization to make Larimer County one of the most connected regions in the country. Learn more about NoCo Community Fiber at: https://nococommunityfiber.org/.
The second award was from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). Connexion was the recipient of NATOA’s 2023 Community Broadband Project of the Year, an award that recognizes innovative programs in government, business and local communities nationwide. Recipients will receive their awards at NATOA’s Annual Conference, to be held in Long Beach, CA from October 2 – 5.
“We are honored and humbled to receive both of these recent awards,” says Connexion Executive Director, Chad Crager. “I’m proud of the work Connexion has done over the past few years in Fort Collins, and this regional collaboration will serve the residents of Larimer County tremendously.”
About the Fiber Broadband Association: The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association that represents the complete fiber ecosystem of service providers, manufacturers, industry experts, and deployment specialists dedicated to the advancement of fiber broadband deployment and the pursuit of a world where communications are limitless, advancing quality of life and digital equity anywhere and everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers, communities, and policy makers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better fiber broadband networks. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and members have worked with communities and consumers in mind to build the critical infrastructure that provides the economic and societal benefits that only fiber can deliver. The Fiber Broadband Association is part of the Fiber Council Global Alliance, which is a platform of six global FTTH Councils in North America, LATAM, Europe, MEA, APAC, and South Africa. Learn more at fiberbroadband.org.
About NATOA: NATOA's Mission is to support and serve the communications interests and needs of local governments. They are a professional association made up of individuals and organizations responsible for - or advising those responsible for - communications policies and services in local governments throughout the country. In recognition of the role of local government in broadband technology, NATOA proudly honors outstanding individuals and projects that seek to improve government and public options in broadband technology.
About Fort Collins Connexion: Fort Collins Connexion is a municipal broadband utility created by and for the community to improve the life of residents and businesses, and bring affordable, high-speed internet to all 80,000 residential and commercial properties in Fort Collins. Connexion offers the fastest internet speeds available at affordable prices as well as competitive phone and TV services. Connexion has its own Digital Inclusion Program, which includes 1 GB symmetrical speeds for $20/month to income qualified residents. Fort Collins has established strong relationships with regional partners such as Larimer County and other Northern Colorado municipal ISPs.