creating the 4th utility
Once a luxury, High Speed Internet in now considered the 4th Utility — like electricity, water and sanitation.
Multiple Service Providers
Consumers will be able to select from a list of Internet Service Providers at the click of a button.
Affordable Internet Service
Create the basis for ISP’s to provide faster and more affordable access to the Internet.
Building a sustainable and redundant network to keep our community connected.
THE TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION: This project is a complete broadband build-out that touches every rooftop. It does not overbuild the Farmers Telephone service area. This open access network will be built using multiple phases to construct the middle mile and last mile county-wide. The middle mile will connect the city and town “HUBS” and provide a level of redundancy to the Tri-State fiber path. The last mile will utilize a passive optical network “PON” for citizen connectivity. This is the latest technology that Google is deploying. The network is a combination of centralized and distributed fiber split. Hubs will be placed in Dolores, Mancos and Towaoc, and these Hubs will be connected to the Cortez Hub and co-location facility for the service provider’s integration. A combination of aerial, underground and wireless construction will be required. Wireless will be utilized in difficult terrain areas to provide connectivity.
people support a 1% sales tax now
From stat survey done in May 2016
People have more than 4 devices at home that connect to the internet
Home Based Businesses
want faster internet
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Town of Dolores
CITY OF CORTEZ
Town of Mancos
Montezuma County opted out of SB 152 at over 70%. The Town of Dolores at 86% this is great for the community.
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