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10:13PM September 16, 2018

Robert Walraven
Any updates on funding for 148, not a dense area and I'm in a area that needs the service, more rural home businesses and a farm area that makes it difficult to reach the goals set?... Been trying for better service like this for over 20 years , been told soon so many times by others!! I'm all in if chosen to get this service!! One gigabite speeds with phone service and television when available and the monthly maintenance service and support plan will be my choice !! I know you guys are doing your best and appreciate this program is behind built for our customers!! FCC funds rural broadband for more than 700,000 homes and businesses The Connect America Fund is backing the project with almost $1.5 billion. Kris Holt Kris Holt, 4h ago As part of its efforts to make broadband more available in rural areas, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the Connect America Fund Phase II "reverse auction" will bring broadband service to more than 700,000 homes and businesses for the first time. More than half of those will have download speeds of 100Mbps or more, with 19 percent gaining access to gigabit downloads. All but a couple thousand locations will have access to download speeds of at least 25Mbps. More than 100 winning bidders will build out infrastructure in 45 states over the next decade to connect the 713,176 homes and businesses, with the FCC providing a hair under $1.5 billion in funding following the auction (there was an initial reserve price of $5 billion). The bidding process gave weighted preference to providers that offered faster speeds, lower latency and higher data allowances, and the providers can use whichever technology they like to build out the required infrastructure as long as it meets the FCC's standards. Meanwhile, the FCC is set to launch a $4.5 billion Mobility Fund Phase II auction with the aim of expanding 4G LTE coverage in rural areas.


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3:10PM September 07, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi Ginnette, Great Question! We have submitted Pea Green 128, Olathe 148, and a portion of Delta South 414 to this round of grant funding. Now, we play the waiting game! We'll keep you posted if progress is made. Thanks for checking int.


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9:14PM November 07, 2018

Kevin Lorenz Campaign Owner
How do the grants work? Do you still need full enrollment if the grant is approved? What portion of 414 was submitted? I live close to 2000 & E Rd. Thanks

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2:41PM September 05, 2018

Ginnette Waterman
Hello Becky, Can you tell us which zones will be submitted for grant funding this year? I'm told that rural zone Delta North 175 has the some of the worst internet speeds in Delta County.


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10:28PM August 28, 2018

Robert Walraven
FCC funds rural broadband for more than 700,000 homes and businesses The Connect America Fund is backing the project with almost $1.5 billion. Kris Holt Kris Holt, 4h ago As part of its efforts to make broadband more available in rural areas, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the Connect America Fund Phase II "reverse auction" will bring broadband service to more than 700,000 homes and businesses for the first time. More than half of those will have download speeds of 100Mbps or more, with 19 percent gaining access to gigabit downloads. All but a couple thousand locations will have access to download speeds of at least 25Mbps. More than 100 winning bidders will build out infrastructure in 45 states over the next decade to connect the 713,176 homes and businesses, with the FCC providing a hair under $1.5 billion in funding following the auction (there was an initial reserve price of $5 billion). The bidding process gave weighted preference to providers that offered faster speeds, lower latency and higher data allowances, and the providers can use whichever technology they like to build out the required infrastructure as long as it meets the FCC's standards. Meanwhile, the FCC is set to launch a $4.5 billion Mobility Fund Phase II auction with the aim of expanding 4G LTE coverage in rural areas.


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10:27PM August 28, 2018

Robert Walraven
https://www.engadget.com/2018/08/28/fcc-rural-broadband-connect-america-fund/


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9:07AM August 27, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi James, we feel your pain! If it was possible to serve everyone today we would. We estimate it will take 5 to 6 years to build our fiber network across DMEA’s service territory. Which means, unfortunately yes, some areas, like your zone, still have a few years to wait and that is frustrating. Please stick with us – we will get there! We truly appreciate your support and patience. I know it’s not easy to wait.


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11:40AM August 25, 2018

James Valdez
I don't think that I can count on this service anytime soon. I think that I am many years out . Very disappointing.


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3:29PM August 14, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Oh, my. I've missed a lot of questions, ya'll. Sorry about that! Let' s get started, shall we? 1. Hi, Robert! We have a lot of deserving zones in our service territory, Olathe 148 included. If we could submit every zone for grant funding (and receive it) today, we would! Unfortunately, that's not the case. But, we are currently working through another grant process and will keep you updated when we have more information about the zones and details. Olathe 148 is most definitely on our radar! 2. Hi, Debby! We're working away in Orchard City 112 and expect to be able to reach out to people like you with more information about contracts in about an month. Even though you may see the conduit, there is still additional work that has to be done before we can bring live service to your home. Keep spreading the good word to your neighbors - Elevate is coming soon! 3. Hi Nick! Looks like you and Debby are in the same boat. We are almost done with our make ready construction in Orchard City 112 and will be reaching out in about a month to get contracts. Then, there is some additional construction work (installing the drop to the home, installing the outside equipment, etc) that has to be done before you have live service. 4. Hi, Gumaro! Our first priority is to build our network out to DMEA members. That being said, nothing is off the table! If you're in the city of Delta, I recommend preregistering (it doesn't cost or commit you to anything), because it helps us understand the interest in areas outside of DMEA's service territory. Sorry for the delayed replies, folks! I'll be better in the future. Keep those questions coming!


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10:21AM August 13, 2018

Nick Gallegos
I see Orange cables everywhere that's a good sign. Is there a estimate when 112 will be up and live? Almost signed up for someone else but I see crews been working hard so I cancelled it. Looking forward to internet I've been without internet for 3 1/2 years. So excited...


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2:39PM August 07, 2018

Debby Blair
I think when you are sitting in your home and see those orange conduits sticking out of the ground up and down the street and you know the black cable has been installed and you are at 91%, well lets just say if there was another service available I would be tempted to move along and install that one. Don't like the feeling of being yanked around. Seriously you have a zone that is 49 people short and you are going to wait. Our zone is ridiculous anyway. Miles and miles of farm land. Just really frustrated


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2:12PM August 04, 2018

Robert Walraven
My monthly check in on progress !! Been at this address 20+ years , broadband promises over and over!! We at 148 need a grant to get your service!! The goals set are unrealistic, much like other zones on your map! Let's get this going... You got over 2 million in a grant but left out zone 148 and many other deserving zones!! Updates???


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12:22PM July 23, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi Jutta, Thanks for checking in on your preregistration. I checked your address and you are located in zone Delta N. 175. For some reason, the latitude and longitude was off on your preregistration - sometimes this happens with the mapping system on the backend. We will fix it and get your address assigned to the right zone. Rest assured, we most definitely have plans to build your zone. It may take some time to get there, but we're working on reaching all parts of DMEA's service territory!


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11:13AM July 17, 2018

Jutta Mel
I signed up last year. Never heard anything. Checked up this week and find out elevate does not intend to service our area. The zone is now called remote. We can't get reliable internet here. We really need it. Very disappointing.


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10:53AM July 10, 2018

Robert Walraven
My monthly check in on progress !! Been at this address 20+ years , broadband promises over and over!! We at 148 need a grant to get your service!! The goals set are unrealistic, much like other zones on your map! Let's get this going... You got over 2 million in a grant but left out zone 148 and many other deserving zones!! Updates???


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4:34PM June 26, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi Larry, It's getting close! Our make-ready and preconstruction work is underway so you should be seeing our crews. The zone is getting close and only needs 65 more people to sign up. It should be coming soon!


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2:32PM June 24, 2018

Larry McDaniel
Hi! We live on 2165 ed. We saw they are putting fiber in on Fruit Growers Rd at the end of our road. Does this mean Orchard City has met the goal? Will we have service soon? Thanks


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2:00PM June 18, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi, Teri! There is a lot of construction work to be done in Paonia 55 and we expect to be able to connect customers this Fall. We will be reaching out with more info about signing contracts later this summer/early fall. Stay tuned and spread the word. Thanks!


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1:54PM June 18, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi Melinda, Sorry for the delay in our response! We were at DMEA's Annual Meeting on June 15 - it was a blast, but we're still playing catch up. Yes! We can connect you with Jonathan Nelson (jonathan.nelson@elevatefiber.com) to answer any questions about your property. And another yes! If you have a local number, we can transfer that same number over with our phone service. Thanks!


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3:59PM June 15, 2018

Melinda Mumford
Will someone be available to answer questions and direct me in the best plan for my property. Also if I sign up for phone will i have the same phone number I have had for 30 years? I am excited to get this service! thanks


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3:25PM June 14, 2018

Teri Fritzlan
Hello Becky. They are installing the cables here on bell creek rd zone 55. They said it would not be long till hooked up. When will we be able to hook up


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3:39PM June 04, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi Robert, I do have good news for the areas we submitted to the grant program – work is underway in Olathe 138, Paonia 55, and Montrose W 741 and we’ll be hooking people up this year. That doesn’t help you out, I know. Please know, we are evaluating any and all grant opportunities and will continue to submit areas for funds. In the meantime, we will also continue to get the word out and build zones as they hit their goals. Thanks for the support!


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3:36PM June 04, 2018

Becky Mashburn Campaign Owner
Hi Tom! You are correct. Our team is working in Orchard City 112 in preparation for that zone getting to goal. We’re seeing movement every week! We’re working hard to get the zone today and would love any help you can provide – emails, visiting neighbors, Facebook posts, carrier pigeons. . . you name it! When a zone gets upward of 80%+ we try to start our make ready construction work so we ready to rock when the zone hits its goal. I hope seeing our crews and energized you and your neighbors! I know the waiting is hard. Thanks for the support.


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1:25PM June 02, 2018

Robert Walraven
Been at this address 20+ years , broadband promises over and over!! We at 148 need a grant to get your service!! The goals set are unrealistic, much like other zones on your map! Let's get this going... You got over 2 million in a grant but left out zone 148 and many other deserving zones!! Updates???


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5:39PM May 22, 2018

Tom Graves
Good Afternoon Becky! A question....I see Elevate trucks and activity over here on SE Stonebridge in Cedaredge, which is in Orchard City 112. But....Orchard City 112 is not at goal yet, so why would there be digging and other activity going on? Is this pre-work going on, perhaps getting a jump on things? Thanks for any info you can provide!