MEDIA CONTACT: Kara Silbernagel - Pitkin County Policy and Project Manager - 970-471-8870
Beginning July 1st new broadband (high-speed internet) service will be available to residents of the Crystal River Valley, areas of Old Snowmass and in the mid-valley El Jebel area. Improvements and additions to Pitkin County’s mid and downvalley mountaintop communication towers have helped make it possible to connect customers in the far reaches of Pitkin County and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley with the high-speed internet service that many desire.
“This accomplishment moves us closer to reaching the County’s goal of making broadband available to the unserved and underserved areas of the region,” said Pitkin County Policy and Project Manager, Kara Silbernagel.
Newly Updated Elephant Mountain Tower Site Above Redstone
Improvements to Pitkin County’s existing mountaintop tower sites have made it possible for high-speed internet providers to serve rural users in the region who have previously had few or no internet options. Anyone within line-of-sight of mountaintop towers on Williams Peak, Crown Mountain, and Elephant Mountain should be able to access the new service via two new Internet Service Providers Pathfinder and Visionary Broadband.
Translator tower sites on Lower Red Mountain in Aspen, the Jackrabbit site above Snowmass Village, a site above Ruedi Reservoir and Thomasville and additional relay locations to be identified throughout the region slated for improvements and development for broadband in the next two to three years.
“We still have more work to do to complete these additional tower upgrades, but we are on our way to achieving our goal of providing broadband service throughout Pitkin County,” Silbernagel said.