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Colorado lawmakers hope for 2018 solution on broadband for rural communities

Author: Marianne Goodland - January 17, 2018 - Updated: January 17, 2018

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The grand bargain of the 2018 Colorado General Assembly might just be in finally finding a way to pay for putting high-speed broadband service into rural communities across Colorado.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.