Pitkin County Commissioners today approved a regional wholesale provider of broadband services, Mammoth Networks, as the Network Operator for Pitkin County’s forthcoming broadband initiative.
“This is an exciting step in the process of making high-speed internet service available for the unserved and underserved residents and visitors in Pitkin County by next spring or early summer,” said Commissioner Steve Child who lives in unincorporated Pitkin County along Capitol Creek Road. “My neighbors in Snowmass and Capitol Creek are chomping at the bit for high-speed internet,” Child said.
Mammoth Network will maintain and install the infrastructure that will allow private internet service providers to offer 10, 25 and 40 megabit service packages to the public later this year. More information about how to sign up for service packages will be available in the coming months.
To clarify, Pitkin County Government is not providing high-speed internet service itself. The county’s mountaintop translator towers are being made available to private commercial internet service providers to facilitate their offering a variety of service packages to the public.
Pitkin County's Translator Tower on Elephant Mountain above the Crystal River Valley
“We’re thrilled to be taking the next critical steps to connect our citizens in a way that will enrich their lives and businesses,” said Board Chair, Greg Poschman. It’s a great start to the new year to know that we will be connected in the near future,” Poschman said.
For more information about Pitkin County’s broadband initiative contact Michele McClinton at 970-429-6176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.