Walt Elish, Business Development Manager
807 Mountain Avenue
P.O. Box 1229
Berthoud, Colorado 80513
450 South Parish Ave
Johnstown, CO 80534
Helen Migchelbrink, Town Manager
441 Third Street
Mead, CO 80542
Goals & Objectives
Collectively, the Towns have the four primary objectives for a regional broadband project:
- Inclusivity - To provide the opportunity for high speed broadband service to all residents, businesses, schools, local government, non-profit organizations, healthcare service providers, and multi-tenant properties within the four (4) communities and possibly the areas between the four Towns that are unincorporated.
- High Speed – Requires at least 1 Gigabit symmetrical broadband connection for residential and up to 10 Gigabit symmetrical broadband connection for non-residential, with the ability to potentially grow into 25/50GbE or other service types available in the next five to seven years.
- Reliable – The service needs to be able to be depended upon as it will have many uses requiring high availability. Some examples are businesses - both storefront and home, residents, students, and healthcare professionals. A focus on redundancy should be a key element in the study to ensure reliability.
- Reasonable cost – The monthly charges for such service should be reasonable and affordable. Concurrently, it should also provide for the ability to meet debt service obligations should construction of a network be a feasible option.
Current Project Activity
Residents and businesses in the Towns of Berthoud, Johnstown, Mead and Milliken have been asking about options for their high-speed internet for a number of years. This survey is an opportunity to share your experiences, needs and issues with high-speed internet services at home or at your business.
We appreciate the commitment of our residents and businesses to our communities and ask for your assistance by completing this survey. Together, our 4 municipalities are dedicated to exploring regional (and other) high-speed internet opportunities to provide you with fast and reliable service.
Town of Johnstown Continues to Explore Municipal Broadband
In the April 2020 Johnstown municipal election, residents voted to opt-out of Senate Bill 152 (which limits local government in relation to broadband). As a result, the Town is now exploring municipal broadband opportunities. Please note, the research being conducted does not promise or guarantee the implementation of a municipal broadband plan in Johnstown. Read more...