2.8M Awarded to clearnetworx for loghill fiber to the home construction

PRESS RELEASE

Montrose, Colo – (Dec 19th, 2019)

 

 Clearnetworx, LLC based in Montrose, Colorado is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a 2.8 million dollar grant by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as part of the Broadband Fund to finance fiber internet construction and service to the Loghill Mesa, Golden Eagle Trail, and Meadow Circle. 

The Broadband Fund is a rural broadband infrastructure grant program overseen by the Broadband Deployment Board within DORA. The fund was established to facilitate broader availability of high-speed internet service in under-served, rural communities. Clearnetworx submitted their grant application in July of 2019. The Board initially denied the grant because incumbent providers in the area claimed to provide speeds above the national broadband standard of 25Mbs download speed and 3Mbs upload speed (25/3). However, Clearnetworx received over 60 speed tests and additional letters of support from members of the community that did not corroborate those claims. Due to the community’s overwhelming support, the board overturned their earlier decision and awarded Clearnetworx this grant during an appeal vote in November. Clearnetworx was officially awarded the grant on December 16th, 2019. Eleven other grants were awarded during this cycle; Clearnetworx’ was the largest award by over 1.6 million dollars. 

“The community really helped with letters of support, e-mails, and speed test data which was influential to the Board’s final decision. That was important and we couldn’t have done it without them. 

Doug Seacat, Owner/Operator of Clearnetworx

Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2020 on the infrastructure part of the Fiber To The Home (FTTH) solution. 

The company has been developing fiber and connecting customers in both Ridgway and Ouray since 2013. The Loghill area north of Ridgway, Colorado will now be the continuation for FTTH. Clearnetworx also has plans to continue the expansion of fiber internet service in both Ridgway and Ouray over the next two years as part of its ongoing mission to bring a better internet experience for Ouray County residents. 

Gigabit fiber provides for internet connectivity at download and upload speeds of one gigabit per second—or the ability to download a complete high definition movie in 42 seconds. It is faster, more reliable, and more secure than any other internet service method 

ABOUT CLEARNETWORX

Clearnetworx, LLC is based in Montrose Colorado and operates A broadband network throughout the different western slope counties. Clearnetworx delivers effortless gigabit fiberoptic Internet and Intranet experience. Clearnetworx provides service to K-12 school districts, healthcare, public safety, government, not-for-profit, residential and commercial institutions. 100’s of organizations are already connected to Clearnetworx cutting edge fiber network. Clearnetworx is committed to Creating an Effortless Connection to Opportunity, Relationships and Education in Order to Enrich Communities in A Valuable Way. Enjoy faster service and connect now by contacting (888) 240-6600 or info@clearnetworx.org to receive a service quote.

MEDIA CONTACTS

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Casey Irving

P: (970) 497-5809

E: casey@clearnetworx.com

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Kevin Clay

P: (970) 497-5807

E: kevin@clearnetworx.com