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A broadband tower sits atop a downtown building in Grand Junction.

At the same time that the Colorado Broadband Deployment Board is trying to get itself back to normal in reviewing and awarding its bi-annual grants, the Colorado Broadband Office has launched an entirely new one.

That one-time grant program, known as Advance Colorado Broadband, is to deploy more than $500 million in grants for specific projects aimed at expanding internet access, particularly in underserved areas of the state.