Message from the CEO
As the first snows have arrived, indicating a change of season, November also brought changes to EAGLE-Net Alliance. Our commitment to delivering a network across Colorado is being put into action, as our staff focuses on building the statewide high-speed broadband network that will connect more than 234 community anchor institutions in 177 communities throughout Colorado by August 31, 2013.
We are aligning our team resources for the best health of the project and success of the organization. An agile workforce that fits into the design build process is a key component to our success. Our operations staff is an experienced team that is busy putting the pieces of the puzzle together to determine network routes and connections and develop construction schedules. Our communications and business development teams are responding quickly and openly to daily requests for information from community anchor institutions, government officials, media and interested citizens. We will continue to expand the information available on our website for greater transparency. We are also committed to being good stewards of the BTOP grant
funds, and rely heavily on our financial and compliance teams to see this through.
With less than 21 months to complete the EAGLE-Net network, we have outlined three goals for our immediate success:
1. Keep the EAGLE-Net project on schedule to meet all milestones.
2. Stay within budget and ensure compliance and grant guidelines are met.
3. Ensure EAGLE-Net is a sustainable entity by the completion of the grant period in August 2013.
Yes, these goals are challenging in light of the time we have to complete them. Our dedicated and hard-working staff and partners like IBM, G4S and Cisco will help us achieve them. With our team of experienced professionals, we have every confidence this monumental project will be completed on time - connecting communities, people and opportunities across our state.
I thank all the members of our team for bringing their passion of making this project a success to work each and every day. There's a contagious buzz in the hallways that is felt and seen by all. We welcome all of you to experience it through our continued communications and community meetings. Please read on to learn more.
Dr. Randy Zila