Following a unanimous vote of the Town Board on March 12, 2019, the Town of Estes Park kicked off the process of establishing community owned and operated broadband, a high-speed internet service that will ultimately be available to everyone served by Estes Park Power & Communications.
Broadband Initiative Documentation
- Business Plan
- Broadband Financing and Next Steps report Nov. 13, 2018
- Proforma Analysis review by the Town Board Feb. 27, 2018: Staff’s overview presentation and Uptown Services’ Proforma Analysis presentation
- Estes Park Broadband Expansion and Technical Assistance Strategy Report by NEO Fiber (2015)
- Estes Park Area Take-Rate Assessment by Dr. Jill Mosteller, CSU (2016)
- Understanding the Town’s Broadband Initiative: Frequently Asked Questions July, 2017
- Presentation for League of Women Voters Jan. 31, 2017
- Broadband Engineering Project Stakeholder Kickoff Presentation: Oct. 31, 2016
- Broadband Engineering Project Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting Video: Oct. 31, 2016
- Article: Town Board considers launching new broadband service across Light & Power service area (March 5, 2019)
- Article: Broadband Update November, 2018
- Article: Broadband engineering plan due in summer of 2017
- Article: Behind the scenes of the broadband initiative by Town Administrator Frank Lancaster
- News Release: Town receives $1.4 million broadband engineering grant from DOLA: Study results will show how increased broadband access and 9-1-1 redundancy could be achieved
- News Release: Voters pass advanced telecommunications initiative
When Will Service Be Available?
Service will be built out over the next 3 to 5 years beginning the fall of 2019. The initial phase will take advantage of Estes Park Power & Communications’ smart grid fiber-optic infrastructure, which already exists in specific neighborhoods and is currently under construction in others.
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