Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

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Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

The 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete – and run by a regional government council
Map of where Project Thor has been installed. The new 481-mile internet backbone, which was completed in April 2020, was built to provide a redundant internet network in Western Colorado. The lines run through 14 communities. But there’s room for expansion as new internet service providers, such as Allo Communications, are now attracted to the rural region with a “middle mile” system that won’t cause an outage if a fiber line gets cut along the route.

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

Map of where Project Thor has been installed. The new 481-mile internet backbone, which was completed in April 2020, was built to provide a redundant internet network in Western Colorado. The lines run through 14 communities. But there’s room for expansion as new internet service providers, such as Allo Communications, are now attracted to the rural region with a “middle mile” system that won’t cause an outage if a fiber line gets cut along the route.
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