Broadband Communities

JUL 2018

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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J U LY 2 0 1 8 | w w w. b r o a d b a n d c o m m u n i t i e s . c o m | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | In spring 2018, Neil Shaw, founder of Uptown Services, a Boulder-based consulting firm, presented the Estes Park Town Board of Trustees with several financial outcome models for broadband based on different speeds, market penetration, and the length of time it would take to break even with the cost of construction and implementation. Similar communities have found the "sweet spot" scenario with 40 percent penetration and monthly user charges of around $70. e Estes Park Town Board of Trustees is expected to take action later this year. If the trustees decide to go forward with a broadband network, the Estes Park Light and Power infrastructure will be a great asset that the community can use to deploy services quickly. v Molly Gilbert is a senior marketing and communications specialist at Dura- Line Corporation. Contact her at molly.gilbert@duraline.com. Reference materials and planning documents for the Estes Park project are available at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/ townofestespark/broadband Installed conduit with tensions at a "double dead end" used when routes change direction.

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