Colorado High-Cost Support Mechanism and Broadband Program

All Telecommunications carriers providing intrastate telecommunications services within the State of Colorado must file a Colorado High Cost Fund Worksheet. Please see High Cost Fund Worksheet Instructions.

Companies are required to file twice per year:

  • By March 31 companies must provide revenue data from January 1 through December 31 of the prior year
  • By September 1 companies must provide revenue data for January 1 through June 30 of the current year

Companies that fail to file the required Colorado High-Cost Support Mechanism Report can be subject to a decision that levies fines or requires any other corrective or remedial action which the Commission deems appropriate.

The rate element set by the Commission is currently 2.6% of intrastate retail revenues.

All organizations that were required to contribute to the CHCSM will receive a Statement of Accounts at the end of the month following the end of each quarter. Please verify this information upon receipt and notify Rolka Loube at [email protected] if you believe this to be incorrect.

Organizations that are obligated to contribute to the CHCSM will receive an Invoice and Statement of Account on the last business day of the quarter. 

The specific dates can be found on the CHCSM 2023 Contributor Schedule.

Filing Instructions

All organizations must file through the PUC’s E-filing system in the appropriate proceeding, Proceeding No. 23M-0016T, or submit a signed hard copy to the address below and refer to Proceeding No. 23M-0016T.

CHCSM Administrator Colorado
Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Suite 250
Denver, CO 80202-5143 

Do not send a check with the Colorado High Cost Fund Worksheet. An invoice and payment instructions will be emailed quarterly.

Every quarter, Rolka Loube will use the previously filed worksheets to calculate an estimated contribution to the High-Cost Support Mechanism Fund. The rules governing the fund indicate that each company should remit the amount collected that quarter from customers for intrastate telecommunication services or the invoiced amount.

Additional Information


Have questions?

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to assist you and answer any questions you may have regarding your contributions. Contact us toll free at 1-877-206-9343 or via email.