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Grand County Department of Economic Development
Good news today for East Grand and the Fraser Valley
Thru the Sky-Hi News, JJ Henrikson of AT@T reported that the first phase of the AT&T owned Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is complete at Winter Park Resort.
This new infrastructure should improve dramatically the AT&T network many residents and visitors depend on to stay connected while skiing at Winter Park and Mary Jane.
Federal funds to fix many broadband issues
Century Link has announced it is preparing to invest as much as $8,000,000 through the Connect America Fund, (CAF II) to improve broadband service to un-served and underserved Grand County Residents
in a recent meeting with the Board of County Commissioners, Able Chavez of Century Link introduced the project and promised details and construction schedules by the end of March 2016.
Abel Chavez reported that in 2013, CAF I, brought upgrades and investments that connected or upgraded 483 households in Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs.
Fraser Valley to have access to competitive Middle Mile broadband
Andy Hammond owner of “Mountain Broadband” out of Golden Colorado, announced at the County's January 7th Broad Band meeting that he has successfully negotiated with Level 3 Communications a deal that would pull redundant fiber circuits from the Fraser Re-Generation site. Mr. Hammond reports that the broadband is through the Wave Length Services technology protocol and he can conceivably upgrade these circuits to 10 Giga bits each if needed. Mr. Hammond intends to competitively sell bulk internet in the Fraser Valley.
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