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Metro Denver is one of the nation's top areas for telework due to the region's emphasis on sustainability, percentage of high-tech companies, and advanced telecommunications infrastructure.
In fact, Denver ranked fifth on CNBC's "America's Most Wired Cities" in 2011 based on Federal Communications Commission data on average broadband speeds during a test period of 30 days. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, of the Coloradoans that access the Internet, 74.78 percent access it in their home, compared to the national average of 71.06 percent (Oct. 2011).
In fact, the Downtown Denver WiFi Zone was among the first in the country to provide large-scale, public Internet access. Several locations throughout downtown offer free WIFi, and Denver International Airport is one of only a few U.S. airports with free WiFi.
The Denver Regional Council of Government's Telework Colorado program offers a free telework consulting service for employers in the Metro Denver area. The resource provides information, materials, expert advice, and hands-on assistance to create a customized telework program.
Several of the region's suburban cities received a prestigious award in 2011 by e-Republic's Center for Digital Government. The organization recognized Aurora, Arvada, Thornton, and Westminster each ranked among the top 10 municipalities in the country (in their respective size classes) for using technology to meet the needs of their respective communities.