Wireless Internet Access
Grand County Internet has been providing high
speed wireless connections since 2001. At that time, there was
no other form of high speed internet access in the county. Since
then, we have installed more than 750 wireless radios at customers
thru out Grand County. We have built a wireless backbone extending
from Grand Lake to Fraser to Kremmling. We have reinvested our
money in building this network and expanding it. Early in 2005,
Comcast turned on it's digital cable and brought high speed cable
to some parts of the county. In 2006, CenturyLink has finally
started to add high speed DSL Comcast and CenturyLink entry does
not matter, as we provide wireless service in most of those areas
, and are competitive in Pricing and service.. This has just
increased the awareness of the importance of high speed internet.
We reach areas that are not and probably will not be reached
by cable or DSL.
Also, wireless internet has some advantages.
We are able to easily grow our network and expand it to new areas.
Wireless has had the disadvantage in that
the customer equipment was high cost and in Grand County this
is worse as most of the equipment that is low cost will not survive
the extreme temperature and weather it is subjected to. This
has recently changed as equipment cost have come down drastically
and offer much higher speeds.
Wireless should be considered under the following
- If Cable and DSL do not reach you, Wireless
- For Businesses, it is less expensive than
cable or DSL and we can provide multiple IP addresses if you
need to run servers or have a large number of computers that
need access. It can replace T1's at a much lower cost and offer
- We have had customers tell us their wireless
here is faster than their cable and DSL connections in other
areas. This is usually because cable and DSL, as they get built
out, have more customers with the same network resources.
On these pages we are trying to give you an
idea about how wireless works, where it's available, what it
looks like, what's involved with an install, and of course, what
it costs and the paperwork to get it installed.