Rio Blanco County and its partners will implement and maintain IT infrastructure and services resulting in Rio Blanco County positioning itself as a modern, world class destination for:
An ideal place to raise, educate, and retain your family
Safe, healthy, happy living
The county will accomplish this by implementing a fiber to the home (FTTH) solution in Meeker and Rangely and a licensed high bandwidth fixed wireless back haul system across a countywide tower network for the delivery of modern high speed broadband, cellular, and emergency services (ES) within the next 3 years.
Overview of the Project
View the Community Broadband Network's Podcast, this is a 23 minute interview between Community Broadband Networks and Rio Blanco County's IT Director focusing on the broadband project.
RBC's Broadband Policy Goals
Fastest Service (such as high speed internet)
Robustness (internet, Phone, TV, Backup, etc.)
Broadband is less about getting ahead as a community, as it is about maintaining relevancy as a community.
How Fiber Works
The following video by Bill Hammack the "Engineerguy" out of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana, explains Fiber Optic Cable: How They Work.