Telecommunication service

Net neutrality effort based on false claims

DENVER – As the FCC takes steps to reverse net neutrality, a term for a free and open internet, researchers say a key assumption for the move does not hold water. In his argument to revisit the...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Stuck in the slow lane

Bryce Capron started downloading a computer game at 9 p.m. Monday. The next morning, more than 12 hours later, the program was only 19 percent finished."We're underserved, I'll put it that way,"...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency centers file complaint after 911 outages

Emergency communications centers from across the state have filed an official complaint after 911 outages in June and July. It was filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission by 12 mostly...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election shows internet a priority in Montezuma County

Montezuma County voters overall agreed in the Nov. 8 election that local control of improved internet services is a priority. The county opted out of a restrictive state telecommunication law by a...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new commissioners

Dolores County elected two new commissioners, opted out of SB152, retained the county judge, and passed an ambulance district mill levy.Republican Steve Garchar won the District 2 commissioner...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five fiber cuts affected service in SW Colorado in June

Last month, a phone and internet outage left thousands of people in Southwest Colorado in the dark for hours.Now, The Journal has learned that five fiber line cuts in June affected service for...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County seeks sales tax for high-speed internet

Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to ask voters in November to approve a county sales tax that would finance new broadband infrastructure for improved internet service countywide....

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outage reveals flaw in SW Colorado's fiber-optic system

Widespread phone and internet outages last Friday in Southwest Colorado demonstrated a weakness in regional fiber-optic connectivity, especially for 911 dispatch centers.Dispatch centers in...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County: Cellphone tower could ruin view from train, house

A proposed cellphone tower in the Animas Valley comes with two promises: improved mobile phone reception, and to some, a blight that threatens historical surroundings. La Plata County officials...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Finalized FCC rule puts Denver TV within reach

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday that it had finalized a rule to provide rural counties access to in-state news and programming from cable and satellite providers. The new...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County plans to expand Internet, communication services

Montezuma County is considering a locally based project that would improve and expand Internet service to rural areas. In a recent report to the county commissioners, information technology...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beware: Scammers working the lines

Assorted telephone scams are on the rise in Cortez as local authorities field daily calls from concerned residents. “Most of these scams want the individual being scammed to purchase Green Dot...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News