Fiber to Home


Bringing fiber to your home

The Town of Mountain Village is upgrading its internet infrastructure from cable service to a fiber service. The Town recently appropriated the necessary funds to upgrade its broadband infrastructure to deliver 1-gigabit internet to Mountain Village. Fiber cables are the only thing that can support the demand for higher speeds as well as the distance within networks.

Over the course of several years, every house, condominium, townhouse, hotel and business will upgrade to a fiber connection. Inside each of these structures, an internet box will be installed by the Town of Mountain Village connecting them to our fiber network. For techies reading this, the internet box is the Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Unfortunately, a small number of homes do not have conduit from the road to the house and will need new construction to get connected. The Town of Mountain will be contacting these customers soon to discuss options. The fiber construction will be broken down into various phases. As these phases progress, customers will be notified accordingly.

The first phase is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. For a detailed look at where the fiber line is being installed, please visit our interactive map.

Project phases

This summer and fall the Boulders Prospect Plaza Shop Area (see area map) will become a beta test site. Buildings inside the white hexagon in this map are eligible to participate. The Town of Mountain Village will be contacting these customers soon to provide more information on the project. These beta customers will test different internet boxes so that future customers will enjoy a fully tested experience. In return, those customers choosing to participate in the beta test project, we receive free internet, phone, and TV services during the testing period. Some internet boxes will also provide a secure WIFI connection for locally connected devices.

What does it cost?

The Town of Mountain Village is currently working on different service offerings for customers. These various service offerings will include internet up to a full 1Gbps symmetrical (upload/download) connection, phone, and television services. The Town Mountain Village’s current phone and TV services will migrate into the new fiber network. Customers who have these services will not need to do any equipment swapping.

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Frequently asked questions

As internet boxes (ONT) are deployed at the premise, the cable modem internet service is removed. Other services like phone and TV will connect into the new internet box and remain active.

Have a network technician visit your residence and conduct connectivity test — both wired and wirelessly. Fiber-to-the-Premise will not fix a residence that is not properly wired or properly wirelessly configured.

Gigabyte Passive Optical Network (GPON) with the ability to upgrade to 10G GPON.

The wireless gateway is an optical network terminal (ONT or “internet box”) that has a wireless router built in. Specifically, the router has a Gigabit Ethernet port and a dual-band 802.11ac wireless access point. Remember this internet box has limitations. It cannot properly serve wireless connections in large dwellings. For those customers, please hire a network technician to site test and build your residence network properly.

Almost the entire fiber construction process will be line boring. Consequently, the surface impacts should be minimal. The contractor will follow the Town of Mountain Village construction rules accordingly. If areas are disturbed, revegetation will occur. We will be providing information and maps on our website at [replace with url] which will show accurate locations of ongoing and upcoming construction.

The Town of Mountain Village is running BGP (border gateway protocol) with its own /20 IPv4 class. Static IPs are available for customers that need them.

The GPON network will comply with industry encryption standards between the head-end (OLT) and the premise (ONT).

Email us or contact Jim Soukup, Chief Technology Officer 970-369-8205. .

Mountain Village Town Council Convenes on Thursday Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m.