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Internet Service in Colorado

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Internet Access in Colorado

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Coverage by County

Colorado Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
85.9%
85.9% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
3.0%
3.0% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

90.9

25th

Broadband Speeds

90.0%

of Coloradans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

22.3%

of Coloradans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.8%

of Coloradans have access to wireline service.

47.6%

of Coloradans have access to fiber-optic service.

87.2%

of Coloradans have access to cable service.

93.6%

of Coloradans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Colorado

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 96.4%
Alamosa 77.0%
Arapahoe 98.3%
Archuleta 53.6%
Baca 34.7%
Bent 46.9%
Boulder 94.0%
Broomfield 96.6%
Chaffee 70.0%
Cheyenne 66.5%
Clear Creek 78.8%
Conejos 57.0%
Costilla 61.2%
Crowley 39.0%
Custer 24.9%
Delta 83.6%
Denver 98.2%
Dolores 29.0%
Douglas 96.8%
Eagle 88.3%
Elbert 55.9%
El Paso 93.6%
Fremont 85.2%
Garfield 83.1%
Gilpin 46.0%
Grand 78.6%
Gunnison 85.7%
Hinsdale 35.6%
Huerfano 60.4%
Jackson 21.0%
Jefferson 97.7%
Kiowa 55.7%
Kit Carson 47.2%
Lake 91.2%
La Plata 75.6%
Larimer 91.4%
Las Animas 64.7%
Lincoln 21.9%
Logan 87.3%
Mesa 92.0%
Mineral 90.9%
Moffat 77.3%
Montezuma 68.5%
Montrose 73.9%
Morgan 91.8%
Otero 85.6%
Ouray 38.6%
Park 44.2%
Phillips 92.1%
Pitkin 90.9%
Prowers 71.9%
Pueblo 93.2%
Rio Blanco 72.5%
Rio Grande 80.6%
Routt 77.3%
Saguache 31.4%
San Juan 78.0%
San Miguel 65.0%
Sedgwick 78.3%
Summit 94.9%
Teller 68.6%
Washington 13.5%
Weld 85.8%
Yuma 52.8%

Internet Speed in Top Colorado Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Denver 85.2 MBPS 43 Providers
2. Colorado Springs 94.2 MBPS 28 Providers
3. Aurora 95.6 MBPS 25 Providers
4. Littleton 116.7 MBPS 28 Providers
5. Fort Collins 88.3 MBPS 19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Colorado

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 121.6 MBPS
CenturyLink 73.7 MBPS
Aerux Broadband 42.5 MBPS
Kellin Communications 15.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband 13.7 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Colorado, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

The mile-high state of Colorado is fairly average when it comes to internet connectivity and high-speed access when compared to other states. It is the 25th most connected state in the U.S. Overall, internet connection is spread relatively equally across the state, however, the southwest corner boasts the highest availability percentage of gigabit internet. In Colorado, the statewide average download speed is currently 70.5 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Colorado

In order to calculate the digital divide, two main aspects need to be taken into consideration: public internet availability and affordability.

le most of the state of Colorado has access to a 25 Mbps wired internet connection, (92.9% of the population to be exact), 397,000 people still do not have access to a wired connection capable of achieving the same speeds. On top of this, another 173,000 people don’t have access to a wired internet connection at all in the area in which they live.

When it comes to broadband affordability, Colorado is struggling to keep up with the rest of the U.S. According to our latest affordability data, only a mere 3% of Colorado’s residents have access to a standalone internet plan under $60 per month. Of all 50 states, there are only 3 states that perform worse in this category.

Best-Connected Cities

In Colorado, Longmont is currently the most connected town in the state. 100% of Longmont’s 117,461 residents have affordable internet plans costing less than $60/mo available to them. Additionally, 95% of that population has access to wired high-speed internet options.

Of the larger cities in Colorado Littleton is number one. This thriving metropolis shares the same sprawling broadband coverage as Longmont, with an even better wired connection availability of 98%.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the flip-side of the coin, Monarch is the worst-connected town in Colorado. The 10 people living in Monarch have no access to a wired connection, meaning that the fastest speed they can acquire is 25 Mbps from a satellite provider.

Governmental Initiatives

In 2010 the Colorado government installed the Colorado Broadband Data and Development Program. This program was designed in order to collect data to better serve the needs of the Colorado public, as well as give greater broadband access to rural areas of the state, and “ensure that all students in Colorado have access to scalable infrastructure, high-speed affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous Wi-Fi for digital learning.”

Since its creation, The Colorado Broadband Data and Development program has been awarded $5,382,082 in federal grants towards the state’s broadband initiative. In addition, The Colorado Government has also awarded an additional $112,772,612 (3.2% of all federal infrastructure grants) to various other broadband infrastructure projects throughout the state.

These government initiatives have proven to be successful. Since 2011 access to a wired connection of at least 10 Mbps has made a considerable leap from 78.6% to almost 97% of Colorado residents.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Top Colorado Cities

Average speed over time
Arvada 99.3% 24 providers
Aurora 98.4% 25 providers
Boulder 93.7% 22 providers
Brighton 95.7% 19 providers
Broomfield 98.2% 19 providers
Castle Rock 97.9% 22 providers
Colorado Springs 96.0% 28 providers
Denver 97.9% 43 providers
Englewood 98.3% 27 providers
Fort Collins 94.1% 19 providers
Grand Junction 98.2% 17 providers
Greeley 92.8% 16 providers
Littleton 98.9% 28 providers
Longmont 96.9% 19 providers
Loveland 93.7% 17 providers
Parker 95.1% 21 providers
Pueblo 94.1% 20 providers

Colorado Cities and Towns

Average speed over time
Alamosa 81.0% 12 providers
Aspen 96.9% 9 providers
Avon 98.7% 15 providers
Bailey 67.6% 10 providers
Basalt 83.7% 11 providers
Bayfield 70.4% 13 providers
Bennett 99.5% 15 providers
Berthoud 67.5% 13 providers
Black Hawk 52.8% 14 providers
Breckenridge 98.8% 8 providers
Brush 93.1% 13 providers
Buena Vista 65.4% 10 providers
Burlington 48.6% 11 providers
Calhan 12.3% 12 providers
Canon City 86.9% 13 providers
Carbondale 85.8% 12 providers
Cedaredge 80.8% 9 providers
Clifton 97.0% 11 providers
Commerce City 98.0% 14 providers
Conifer 83.3% 12 providers
Cortez 78.7% 10 providers
Craig 80.1% 12 providers
Crested Butte 96.5% 12 providers
Dacono 98.3% 14 providers
Delta 75.1% 13 providers
Dillon 98.3% 9 providers
Divide 71.2% 12 providers
Dolores 70.3% 12 providers
Durango 84.1% 15 providers
Eagle 83.1% 12 providers
Eaton 66.1% 16 providers
Edwards 84.4% 13 providers
Elbert 52.0% 17 providers
Elizabeth 65.7% 18 providers
Erie 94.5% 11 providers
Estes Park 94.9% 14 providers
Evans 98.4% 12 providers
Evergreen 91.1% 12 providers
Florence 94.6% 10 providers
Florissant 38.2% 11 providers
Fort Lupton 64.3% 12 providers
Fort Morgan 95.2% 11 providers
Fountain 95.4% 15 providers
Franktown 71.6% 19 providers
Frederick 100.0% 11 providers
Fruita 90.3% 11 providers
Glenwood Springs 87.4% 13 providers
Golden 90.9% 21 providers
Gunnison 85.3% 12 providers
Gypsum 81.0% 11 providers
Henderson 89.9% 13 providers
Hotchkiss 87.7% 9 providers
Hudson 47.1% 12 providers
Ignacio 34.3% 14 providers
Johnstown 88.6% 12 providers
La Junta 88.9% 9 providers
La Salle 58.5% 14 providers
Lafayette 98.0% 13 providers
Lamar 88.9% 10 providers
Larkspur 77.5% 18 providers
Las Animas 49.1% 10 providers
Leadville 94.0% 10 providers
Lone Tree 98.5% 23 providers
Louisville 93.0% 11 providers
Lyons 55.8% 15 providers
Mancos 35.2% 11 providers
Manitou Springs 93.0% 12 providers
Meeker 64.2% 7 providers
Milliken 91.5% 13 providers
Monte Vista 82.7% 11 providers
Montrose 82.1% 16 providers
Monument 98.6% 18 providers
Morrison 85.7% 14 providers
New Castle 77.0% 9 providers
Olathe 48.2% 15 providers
Pagosa Springs 56.4% 13 providers
Palisade 86.3% 12 providers
Parachute 90.1% 9 providers
Penrose 85.9% 10 providers
Peyton 70.9% 17 providers
Platteville 31.1% 13 providers
Rifle 81.6% 11 providers
Rocky Ford 83.6% 10 providers
Salida 76.6% 9 providers
Sedalia 50.6% 18 providers
Silt 64.2% 10 providers
Silverthorne 89.8% 10 providers
Steamboat Springs 87.9% 12 providers
Sterling 94.4% 13 providers
Strasburg 68.7% 13 providers
Telluride 95.2% 13 providers
Thornton 100.0% 14 providers
Trinidad 79.0% 9 providers
U S A F Academy 63.7% 15 providers
Vail 99.9% 15 providers
Walsenburg 79.4% 11 providers
Wellington 81.5% 12 providers
Westcliffe 18.3% 9 providers
Westminster 99.9% 18 providers
Wheat Ridge 99.9% 17 providers
Windsor 91.6% 17 providers
Woodland Park 92.0% 14 providers
Wray 73.7% 10 providers
Yuma 24.5% 10 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.