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Watching the Rio Blanco Open Access Broadband Project in Colorado

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: The Rio Blanco project in Colorado is one of the most interesting open access networks in the United States. This development is worth watching because of how it show how communities can build their own networks from the ground up.->

Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections: From the Rio Blanco Herald Times

“All the mainline conduit and fiber is now placed,” said Rio Blanco County IT Director Blake Mobley about the county’s broadband internet installation. That’s 25 miles of conduit and fiber jetting completed in Rangely and an additional 25 miles in Meeker. The last stage is to finish splicing, or fusing, all the fiber connections.

“It’s like laying a bunch of pipe and then going back to connect the pieces,” Mobley explained. Only these fiber optic “pipes” are made from glass just about the size of a single human hair. Each individual fiber at each connection must be fused to an adjoining piece with the use of a specialized splicing tool.

“If the weather doesn’t get bad, they intend to continue to work throughout the winter,” Mobley said of the contractor handling the fusing process.

What does all that mean for internet-hungry residents eager to say goodbye to bandwidth caps and endless buffering?

[…]

Source: Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections | | Serving Meeker, Rangely, Dinosaur & Northwest Colorado

 

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: The Rio Blanco project in Colorado is one of the most interesting open access networks in the United States. This development is worth watching because of how it show how communities can build their own networks from the ground up.->

Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections: From the Rio Blanco Herald Times

“All the mainline conduit and fiber is now placed,” said Rio Blanco County IT Director Blake Mobley about the county’s broadband internet installation. That’s 25 miles of conduit and fiber jetting completed in Rangely and an additional 25 miles in Meeker. The last stage is to finish splicing, or fusing, all the fiber connections.

“It’s like laying a bunch of pipe and then going back to connect the pieces,” Mobley explained. Only these fiber optic “pipes” are made from glass just about the size of a single human hair. Each individual fiber at each connection must be fused to an adjoining piece with the use of a specialized splicing tool.

“If the weather doesn’t get bad, they intend to continue to work throughout the winter,” Mobley said of the contractor handling the fusing process.

What does all that mean for internet-hungry residents eager to say goodbye to bandwidth caps and endless buffering?

[…]

Source: Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections | | Serving Meeker, Rangely, Dinosaur & Northwest Colorado

 

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: The Rio Blanco project in Colorado is one of the most interesting open access networks in the United States. This development is worth watching because of how it show how communities can build their own networks from the ground up.->

Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections: From the Rio Blanco Herald Times

“All the mainline conduit and fiber is now placed,” said Rio Blanco County IT Director Blake Mobley about the county’s broadband internet installation. That’s 25 miles of conduit and fiber jetting completed in Rangely and an additional 25 miles in Meeker. The last stage is to finish splicing, or fusing, all the fiber connections.

“It’s like laying a bunch of pipe and then going back to connect the pieces,” Mobley explained. Only these fiber optic “pipes” are made from glass just about the size of a single human hair. Each individual fiber at each connection must be fused to an adjoining piece with the use of a specialized splicing tool.

“If the weather doesn’t get bad, they intend to continue to work throughout the winter,” Mobley said of the contractor handling the fusing process.

What does all that mean for internet-hungry residents eager to say goodbye to bandwidth caps and endless buffering?

[…]

Source: Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections | | Serving Meeker, Rangely, Dinosaur & Northwest Colorado

 

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: The Rio Blanco project in Colorado is one of the most interesting open access networks in the United States. This development is worth watching because of how it show how communities can build their own networks from the ground up.->

Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections: From the Rio Blanco Herald Times

“All the mainline conduit and fiber is now placed,” said Rio Blanco County IT Director Blake Mobley about the county’s broadband internet installation. That’s 25 miles of conduit and fiber jetting completed in Rangely and an additional 25 miles in Meeker. The last stage is to finish splicing, or fusing, all the fiber connections.

“It’s like laying a bunch of pipe and then going back to connect the pieces,” Mobley explained. Only these fiber optic “pipes” are made from glass just about the size of a single human hair. Each individual fiber at each connection must be fused to an adjoining piece with the use of a specialized splicing tool.

“If the weather doesn’t get bad, they intend to continue to work throughout the winter,” Mobley said of the contractor handling the fusing process.

What does all that mean for internet-hungry residents eager to say goodbye to bandwidth caps and endless buffering?

[…]

Source: Broadband project still on track, but winter weather will delay new connections | | Serving Meeker, Rangely, Dinosaur & Northwest Colorado

 

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