Colorado Education Broadband Coalition

 

The CEBC seeks to lower the cost of accessing affordable, abundant, and reliable broadband services through an innovative aggragation model designed to encourage vendor participation and increase competition.

 

 

Urban Pricing in Rural Colorado

 

If you're a rural Colorado school district you are acutely aware of options for Broadband.  Due to the lack of options competition is limited, and are often priced as much as 10 times that of our urban counterparts. The CEBC was founded to improve pricing by aggregating district demand and purchasing Internet access as though we were a large urban consumer.  

 
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It's working

2017 round results in sub $1 Prices to 28 Districts

As far as 3 hours NW, E & NE of Denver, districts receive $.082 per mbs for a 1GB connection.  

Steamboat Springs School District Internet bill reduces by $26,000+ per year.  Other districts see similar savings.  

Districts now able to purchase broadband based on need rather than budget.  

 

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Attractive in numbers

28 districts, 28+GB of service

7 bidders responded to the 2017 RFP, most districts involved historically receive fewer than one bid because of their size. We became attractive!  We want to grow and drive this cost as close to $0.00 per Mbps as possible.  WE NEED YOU!  The bigger the consortium the more attractive and competitive we are to serve. That means more broadband options for students seeking digital equity, and more broadband competition in the communities.

 
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Local Control

One Master Contract

No Risk to you

East Central BOCES is the master contract holder.  But individual districts get to sign off on the master contract before committing to buy.  CEBC can ask for a bid to connect your facilities to the Internet, and after bid review you decide to continue with CEBC or to go your own way.  NO RISK TO YOU... just an option to choose from.  

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Contact us

CEBC Contacts

Jarred Masterson- Tech Director- East Central BOCES jarredm@ecboces.org (719) 771-4018

Arlene Salyards- Special Projects Director - Northeast BOCES asalyards@neboces.org (970) 774-6152

Tim Miles-Tech Director-Steamboat and South Routt School Districts tmiles@ssk12.org (970) 871-3184

Who's already in?

 

The CEBC awarded a contract to Education Networks of America in 2017. This contact provided expanded broadband options to 35 Colorado School Districts. The school districts shaded in green below are already eligible to purchase.