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    1. Broadband office to seek faster rural internet service - The Colorado Statesman

      Broadband office to seek faster rural internet service - The Colorado Statesman

      Establishing a broadband office to help bring reliable, accessible and affordable internet access to rural Colorado won’t cost state government very much in terms of ongoing costs, and the economic benefits could greatly help local communities and the state, according to officials in the governor’s Office of Information Technology.

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    2. CTA, Sen. Gardner create legislative initiative to aid tech community

      CTA, Sen. Gardner create legislative initiative to aid tech community

      DENVER — The Colorado Technology Association is partnering with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., to gather input from the state’s tech sector that will be used to enact legislation that would promote technology in Colorado and throughout the nation. The One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative will collect ideas from the state’s tech community about federal regulations that should be repealed or reworked to spur innovation and the creation of new jobs, and any other challenges facing the tech community.

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    3. CDOT's $500K RoadX challenge open through February

      CDOT's $500K RoadX challenge open through February

      The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched the RoadX Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge in 2016 to develop better systems to help those on foot and bicycles travel more safely. The RoadX challenge is open to proposals through Feb. 27. The challenge is made through a partnership with the Colorado Innovation Network's Imagine Colorado.

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    4. A first for Uber in the US — and it's happening in Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

      A first for Uber in the US — and it's happening in Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

      Drivers will start accepting cash Jan. 17 from riders, who still must use the smartphone application to seek a ride and will get any change as a credit to their Uber account, which can be cashed out through online cash service PayPal, Uber spokeswoman Taylor Patterson said Tuesday. The system will be gradually rolled out in other cities in coming months, she said.

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    5. Short-term rentals shrug off new law - BusinessDen

      Short-term rentals shrug off new law - BusinessDen

      The majority of Airbnb landlords in Denver haven’t completed newly required paperwork to register their business and cut the city a piece of the action. As of Monday, only 706 of more than 4,000 Denver residences listed on Airbnb have licenses, according to data provided to BusinessDen by the city and Airbnb. That comes out to 18 percent, and jibes with a cursory look at Airbnb postings, which now are required to publish their Denver license number on listings.

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    6. A lean Denver space startup lands a military contract

      A lean Denver space startup lands a military contract

      A Denver space startup won a military contract that will help it prove its small satellite capabilities and get its first spacecraft into orbit this year. York Space Systems, a year-old satellite manufacturing company, has entered a research and development partnership with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to be prime contractor on a small satellite slated to launch as a secondary payload in late 2017.

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    7. Rep. Scott Tipton backs regulatory exemptions for small Internet providers - Colorado Politics

      Rep. Scott Tipton backs regulatory exemptions for small Internet providers - Colorado Politics

      U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton from Cortez is supporting a bill that lands close to home for rural Colorado: a fast connection to the World Wide Web. Tipton, a Republican, backs the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act introduced last week by Rep. Greg Walden, a Republican from Oregon. The U.S. House passed the bill unanimously to the Senate on a voice vote Tuesday.

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    8. President Signs Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Into Law

      President Signs Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Into Law

      The legislation also promotes diversity in STEM fields, incentivizes private-sector innovation, and boosts manufacturing. It most directly affects programs within the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). 

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