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Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, and Landfill will be closed on Nov. 26, 2020, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Larimer County Offices will remain closed on Nov. 27, 2020, but the Courts, District Attorney, and Landfill will be open. Critical county services are not disrupted by closures.
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Our bandwidth speed test measures the speed of your connection to the internet.  Larimer County is seeking to better understand internet connectivity gaps and prioritize resources in addressing them. Take the test now

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A need for speed

07/1/2020

A need for speed

An internet speed test and connectivity survey starting July 1 and running through August 15, 2020, has been developed by Larimer County to measure resident and business connection speeds in the county.

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05/22/2020

Larimer Broadband speed test this summer

Collaborating with other communities, Larimer County is conducting an internet speed test this summer in areas that do not have adequate internet service or reside in underserved areas and areas where there is no plan to provide future service.

More about Larimer Broadband speed test this summer

Everywhere is Somewhere in Larimer County.

The Larimer Broadband initiative continues to develop its strategy, in line with the County's Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2023, which identifies three goals that focus on improving the future of our community. Broadband/connectivity is part of Goal 1 focusing on infrastructure: Larimer County works collaboratively to ensure adequate public infrastructure is available to support the needs of our growing community. Objective 3 pertains to broadband specifically: By the end of 2020, Larimer County will develop a comprehensive rural infrastructure strategy that defines the County’s role, funding level, and targeted activities to... expand broadband services within unincorporated areas.

It is Larimer County's goal to explore and foster available options for broadband services in all communities; because Everywhere is Somewhere.

UPDATE: SUMMER 2020

NEWS FROM SOMEWHERE NEWSLETTERS & LARIMER BROADBAND IN THE NEWS

Listen in: KRFC interview- Commissioner Kefalas & IT CIO Mark Pfaffinger on the Larimer County speed test and broadband initiative

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CONNECTION & OUR COMMUNITIES

Our mountain schools are one reason broadband is a priority in Larimer County.

Shot of Mountain School

 

Everywhere is Somewhere

 

Broadband Initiative Milestones

COLLABORATION/PARTNERSHIPS

One of the most essential components in broadband planning is forming strong collaborative partnerships with neighboring communities and the organizations that serve them. Larimer County values the partnerships that it has with the entities listed below, and welcomes the opportunity to form others:

FAQs

  1. It is all about speed. High speed internet is constantly connected at "speeds below the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) definition of broadband, comparable to driving between 1 and 25 MPH. The FCC defines broadband as an internet connection that will download data at a minimum of 25 Mbps and upload speed of 3 Mbps, similar to traveling between 25 and 1,000 MPH.

  2. No, the County is not planning on becoming an internet provider. The exemption that voters approved to SB 152 will allow the County to explore and foster the best long-term internet options for communities.

  3. Passing the exemption to SB 152 to enable Larimer County to be involved in broadband exploration and partnerships is a strong start. As the Larimer County Broadband Steering Committee engages in further efforts following the election and feasibility study recommendations are made, direction for this project and need for involvement will be more clearly defined. In the meantime, forward communication and thoughts for your community, business, organization and/or other organization to the Larimer Broadband program contact listed below. Also, keep apprised of new broadband developments for Larimer County in the news and on this web page.

  4. Technology changes are inevitable. Exploring options is particularly important before technology changes, for Larimer County to be able to support communities in being proactive, rather than reactive to important developments in a responsible, practical, cost-efficient way, instead of relying on profit-driven decisions to abruptly adopt or neglect changes.

  5. Much the same as electricity and telephone service were in the past, high speed internet has become an essential service for being successful in today's world. Economic vitality, health care, public safety, education and many more services are dependent on the ability to access high speed, reliable internet.

Broadband Contact

Larimer Broadband Strategic Initiative

Email:

larimerbroadband@larimer.org  

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