Introducing Fort Collins Connexion
Your community-driven and community-owned fiber network!
The Fort Collins Connexion team is hard at work on the solution scoping, design and construction/build for the new Broadband Network, which will provide high-speed internet to residents.
At the direction of City Council and voters, the City is moving forward with building and implementing high-speed, next-generation fiber to be available to all residents, businesses and organizations within the boundaries of the city over the next 36 to 48 months. Our first lit service will be in Q3 2019 with expected completion at the end of 2021.
Once the land in the City's growth management area (GMA) is annexed into the city limits, we will be working with our partners in Utilities to determine when Light & Power and Fort Collins Connexion broadband will be able to provide service.
Where Would You Like To See City Fiber?
Huts are here!
The Connexion Outside Plant Team successfully installed our broadband network huts this week! These huts will be the essential core locations for our fiber optics, which will branch out to the community. Check out our latest video!
The City of Fort Collins, at the direction of City Council and voters, is moving forward with building and implementing high-speed next-generation broadband to the entire community. This will take 36 to 48 months with expected completion in 2021.
February 2019: Fort Collins Connexion hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony on February 28th at 700 Wood Street. Mayor Wade Troxel, City Manager, Darin Atteberry, and Broadband Executive Director, Colman Keane addressed community members who attended the special event. Connexion partners set up demonstration stations for residents to learn more about the construction process and the work our Outside Plant and Network teams are doing to build our state-of-the-art fiber network. Watch the video!
January 2019: Full network construction is in progress and residents can expect to see crews and contractors beginning the initial work to install state-of-the-art network fiber optics in neighborhoods around the city. We will be building in different locations across the city at the same time to get the most people on the network in the fastest and the most efficient way possible within city limits.
November 2018: Initial construction began with Connexion crews, in partnership with City Light & Power and the City's third-party contractor, AEG, working on the initial fiber pull for our core ring. The ring is essentially the backbone of our network and crews will build out to the entire city limits from there.
City's Net Neutrality Stance
The City Broadband Plan does not call for any restrictions on access including uploads, downloads, delivery methods or providers (email, Skype, Netflix, etc.) For more detail on Net Neutrality see page 48 of the Broadband Business Plan.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers treat all data on the Internet equally, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, Internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content.
The City of Fort Collins is committed to the principle of net neutrality.
Privacy & Security
As a current Utility provider, the City takes privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting personally identifiable information. This commitment extends to the new broadband service. Private or personal information includes names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, as well as browsing and internet history and usage, email and phone records, and other generated electronic data. The City will not collect any of this information beyond what is required to provide service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Broadband.