Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office and Visionary Broadband partner to complete Aspen Springs Monopole Project

Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office and Visionary Broadband partner to complete Aspen Springs Monopole Project

 

Press Contacts:         Stacie McDonald

Director of Public Relations

Visionary Broadband

307.689.3592

[email protected]

FOR RELEASE July 1, 2020

 

Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office and Visionary Broadband partner to complete Aspen Springs Monopole Project

 

The Archuleta County Broadband Fund allocated existing grant funding to partner with Visionary Broadband for construction of a broadband tower in the Aspen Springs community west of Pagosa Springs.

 

Pagosa Springs, CO – In a continuing effort to expand broadband in the area, the Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office recently partnered with local provider Visionary Broadband to complete a Monopole project in the Aspen Springs area. The tower was completed June 15th and is already providing high speed internet service to residents in Aspen Springs.

 

“Reliable, high speed internet has never been more important than it has been this year, said Justin Davis, vice president of network at Visionary Broadband. “Our project is a new opportunity for residents in the area who have suffered too long with being unserved or underserved. Visionary is continuing to grow and expand to reach more and more of those who spent the past few months working and learning from home. We are grateful for the partnership of the county as we all work to meet the community need for broadband. “

 

The 180-foot monopole, located to the South of Highway 160, is a self-supporting structure which allows residents and businesses in the over-1000 home community potential access to 25Mbps and 50Mbps speeds. Prior to installation, much of this area was isolating during the pandemic with substandard broadband speeds, or no service at all.

 

“We know that most of the Aspen Springs area has been underserved for broadband availability,” said Jason Cox, Archuleta County Broadband Services Communications Manager. “We’re excited to partner with Visionary Broadband to offer residents and businesses in Aspen Springs the ability to access a provider with modern broadband speeds.”

 

The Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office allocated $10,000 to offset the total cost of the project, approximately $28,000. The remainder was paid by Visionary Broadband.

 

 

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