The Town of Estes Park Broadband Project

Let's Build Better Together:

Estes Park Power & Communications, formerly Estes Park Light & Power, is moving forward with the establishment of community owned and operated broadband, a high-speed internet service that will be delivered over fiber-optic cable.

What is broadband and what are the benefits?

Broadband, by definition, is high-speed internet. Our broadband service will be delivered over fiber-optic lines, resulting in more reliable service that is up to 100 times faster than existing options in the area.


With fiber-optic broadband, multiple people at a single location are able to use the same internet connection without a loss of speed or connectivity.

The Town of Estes Park will provide regular updates to the community, including when you can expect to receive service in your area. 

Sign Up to Stay Connected

Sign up to receive broadband updates based on your address. By signing up, you will also be pre-registered to be one of the first to receive service when it is available in your neighborhood. 

Why is the Town of Estes Park creating its own broadband service?

Residents and businesses have expressed a need for faster, more reliable internet and private companies are unlikely to bring fiber-optic internet to your home or business due to the large up-front investment associated with the project.


The Town’s broadband service is an investment in the community resulting in the most reliable service.


What will be the cost of the service?

Rate plans for the broadband service are currently being established. There will be several different plans to choose from so businesses and residents can select the plan that best suits their needs.


When will service be available?

Broadband service will be available in limited areas later this year and will be built out over the next 3 to 5 years. The initial startup phase will take advantage of Estes Park Power & Communications’ smart grid fiber-optic infrastructure, which already exists in specific neighborhoods and is currently under construction in others.


Raven Circle and Carriage Hills will be the first neighborhoods to receive service starting in the 4th quarter of 2019. Service to other areas will be added over the next several years, based primarily on construction feasibility and population density.

By providing your email address, you consent to being contacted periodically by email with broadband service updates. Your information will not be shared with third parties for any other purpose.

IMPORTANT: Our installation process requires permission from your landlord to access the property. We will reach out to the property owner to obtain permission and then let you know when service is available and you can schedule your installation. 


IMPORTANT: The property owner or association will need to provide permission for us to access access the property prior to installation. We will reach out to the appropriate parties to obtain permission and then let you know when service is available and you can schedule your installation. 


The Benefits of Community-Owned Fiber-Optic Broadband Internet

Premier Concierge Service and Support

Estes Park’s broadband will be a municipal utility, ensuring the same premier level of service and support community members and businesses have come to trust from Estes Park Light & Power.

At home, residents will be able to work with ease, video chat with remote friends and family, stream movies, play games or music and much more.


Local businesses will enjoy quicker uploads, downloads, increased cloud-based functionality, better collaboration with co-workers and clients and more reliable video-conferencing.

Estes Park visitors will have more reliable internet to enjoy their favorite entertainment and check in with work while they are visiting.

Fastest, Most Reliable Internet Service

By investing in our own broadband service, we will be keeping dollars in our community while also creating jobs and ensuring high-quality local support through Estes Park Power & Communications.

Community Owned, Community Powered

How Can I Watch TV With Estes Park's Broadband Service?

With the Estes Park broadband service, users can subscribe to services from Live TV and OnDemand Streaming providers. Live TV providers deliver numerous familiar channels like ESPN, CNN, Fox News and TNT, local sports and news channels as well as features like cloud DVRs. 


With OnDemand Streaming, users enjoy entertainment options from TV-series and a variety of movies. Both offer the ability to watch shows and movies not only on TVs, but also on phones, tablets and computers from anywhere. Most streaming services also offer free trials so you can try them with no obligation and find the perfect fit for you!


Here are the common streaming services for movies, TV series, sports and live TV:

This is the base package price for each service. Other service options may be offered. This is not a comprehensive list and the Town of Estes Park does not endorse any of the above companies, the views they express or the products/services they offer. Prices listed are as advertised in July 2019.

$20/mo

Live TV Provider

58+ Total Live Channels 

Great for entertainment & lifestyle channels 

Philo

$15/mo

OnDemand Provider 

Live TV Provider

33 Total Live Channels 

Local Channel Access

Great for a low cost provider

Sling Orange

$9/mo

OnDemand Provider 

Great for movie watchers

Netflix

$6/mo

OnDemand Provider 

Great for TV series fans 

Hulu

$25/mo

OnDemand Provider 

Live TV Provider

42 Total Live Channels 

Local Channel Access

Great for a low cost provider

Sling Blue

$45/mo

OnDemand Provider 

Live TV Provider

60+ Total Live Channels 

Local Channel Access

Great for TV series fans  

Hulu with Live TV

$50/mo

OnDemand Provider 

Live TV Provider

45+ Total Live Channels

Great for gamers

PS Vue

$50/mo

OnDemand Provider

Live TV Provider 

70+ Total Live Channels 

Local Channel Access

Great for multi-device users

YouTube TV

$55/mo

Limited OnDemand Provider 

Live TV Provider

90+ Total Live Channels 

Sports Oriented Local Channel Access

Great for sports fanatics

Fubo TV

The Town’s Broadband service will be the only high-speed internet service delivered over fiber-optic lines, resulting in the fastest and most reliable option available to residents and businesses.

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