The Southwest Colorado Council of Governments (SWCCOG) was formed to work on regional broadband efforts and in 2010 was awarded a $3 million Department of Local Affairs grant to implement a high capacity network for the regional governments. This network, known as the Southwest Colorado Access Network (SCAN), was the region’s first large scale endeavor. The total project, including local matching funds, was over $4 million and connected governmental offices, educational institutions, law enforcement, libraries, fire departments and medical facilities.
The SWCCOG organization is now integrated with the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado which continues to pursue middle mile connectivity and redundancy so last mile projects can occur.
Regional partners are meeting monthly. To participate, attend, or for any other Broadband related information, contact Shak.