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 conditions:

  • If Cable and DSL do not reach you, Wireless probably can.
  • 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 higher speeds.
  • 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.

High Speed Wireless Links
General information Frequently asked Questions Equipment Antenna

Coverage & Broadcast Points
Terms and Conditions Pricing Installation form

Future Plans