Here you will find the latest information provided by the Consolidated Communications System Authority (CCSA), a statutorily created State Board.
CCNC, in a partnership with CCSA will update this information as it is received from CCSA.
29-24.5-101. Legislative declaration
(1) The general assembly hereby finds and declares that:
(a) Wireless communication is a critical component of public safety and emergency services;
(b) Partnerships between the state, local, tribal, and federal governments are an effective way to provide improved communication services, avoid costly duplication, and reduce overall costs;
(c) The program to create a statewide digital trunked radio system has significantly improved wireless communication for state agencies where the system is in operation;
(d) The state, local, tribal, and federal governments, in partnership, have contributed significant infrastructure and investments to create the system; and
(e) Moneys to fund the expansion, improvement, and maintenance of the statewide digital trunked radio system are available to political subdivisions of the state.
(2) The general assembly further finds and declares that the consolidated communications system authority is created for the benefit of and to promote the health and safety of the people of Colorado, and it is the intent of the general assembly that this article shall be liberally construed to effect its purpose.
The purposes of the authority are:
To solicit and accept appropriations, grants, and other moneys to be used for the purpose of expanding, upgrading, and operating the system;
To represent the members in matters concerning network growth, maintenance, upgrade, operation, technology, rules, spectrum allocations, and radio frequency licensing; and
To advise the governor and the general assembly on the development, maintenance, upgrade, and operation of the system.
The duties of the authority are to present an annual report to the joint budget committee in writing no later than October 15 that includes:
Operational and capital infrastructure needs to maintain the system; and
Potential funding options to meet the operational and capital infrastructure needs of the system.