DENVER (AP) - A three-year project funded with $100 million in federal stimulus money is back on track on a project to connect more than 170 Colorado communities with a 1 gigabit, high-speed Internet connection after being on hold for months.

The federal government suspended EAGLE-Net's grant in December, citing environmental issues with the project's current routes and problems with permits and consultations with other agencies.

According to the Denver Post, EAGLE-Net will need an additional year and more than $10 million in private financing to finish its network.