Internet Service in Colorado

Internet Access in Colorado

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Coverage by County

85.9%
3.0%

115.3

25th

Broadband Speeds

90.2%

of Coloradans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

4.0%

of Coloradans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.8%

of Coloradans have access to wireline service

62.1%

of Coloradans have access to fiber-optic service

87.2%

of Coloradans have access to cable service

93.2%

of Coloradans have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Colorado

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 96.5%
Alamosa 80.3%
Arapahoe 98.4%
Archuleta 77.6%
Baca 63.2%
Bent 70.1%
Boulder 94.8%
Broomfield 98.5%
Chaffee 75.6%
Cheyenne 73.6%
Clear Creek 82.8%
Conejos 61.4%
Costilla 62.3%
Crowley 76.3%
Custer 71.9%
Delta 87.0%
Denver 98.4%
Dolores 69.9%
Douglas 96.9%
Eagle 91.7%
Elbert 60.3%
El Paso 94.5%
Fremont 87.1%
Garfield 83.4%
Gilpin 55.4%
Grand 86.8%
Gunnison 86.9%
Hinsdale 73.3%
Huerfano 62.6%
Jackson 53.4%
Jefferson 98.0%
Kiowa 54.1%
Kit Carson 73.6%
Lake 91.5%
La Plata 81.2%
Larimer 91.8%
Las Animas 66.9%
Lincoln 44.1%
Logan 87.7%
Mesa 92.1%
Mineral 94.1%
Moffat 78.5%
Montezuma 84.6%
Montrose 78.4%
Morgan 92.7%
Otero 87.0%
Ouray 38.3%
Park 52.4%
Phillips 92.1%
Pitkin 91.1%
Prowers 83.3%
Pueblo 93.2%
Rio Blanco 73.2%
Rio Grande 85.0%
Routt 80.9%
Saguache 72.2%
San Juan 92.0%
San Miguel 72.3%
Sedgwick 79.0%
Summit 96.0%
Teller 71.6%
Washington 47.2%
Weld 86.2%
Yuma 66.6%

Internet Speed in Top Colorado Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Denver 109.0 MBPS 41 Providers
2. Colorado Springs 121.3 MBPS 28 Providers
3. Aurora 109.6 MBPS 23 Providers
4. Littleton 145.3 MBPS 27 Providers
5. Fort Collins 143.8 MBPS 20 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Colorado

Provider Avg. download speed
XFINITY from Comcast 148.2 MBPS
CenturyLink 96.0 MBPS
Aerux Broadband 32.6 MBPS
Rise Broadband 18.3 MBPS
Kellin Communications 13.0 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Colorado, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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.

Colorado Cities

Average speed over time
Akron 43.8%
10 providers
Alamosa 83.3%
11 providers
Antonito 67.1%
9 providers
Arvada 99.4%
23 providers
Aspen 96.8%
8 providers
Ault 64.4%
13 providers
Aurora 98.5%
23 providers
Austin 96.2%
9 providers
Avon 98.7%
13 providers
Bailey 74.2%
9 providers
Basalt 85.3%
10 providers
Bayfield 80.0%
14 providers
Bellvue 66.3%
11 providers
Bennett 99.5%
15 providers
Berthoud 65.3%
12 providers
Beulah 78.0%
8 providers
Black Hawk 60.7%
13 providers
Boulder 93.9%
22 providers
Breckenridge 99.0%
8 providers
Brighton 96.0%
18 providers
Broomfield 99.4%
18 providers
Brush 93.4%
11 providers
Buena Vista 71.0%
10 providers
Burlington 71.2%
11 providers
Byers 41.3%
12 providers
Calhan 24.2%
12 providers
Canon City 87.5%
13 providers
Carbondale 85.9%
11 providers
Cascade 98.2%
14 providers
Castle Rock 98.4%
21 providers
Cedaredge 97.7%
10 providers
Center 78.5%
10 providers
Cheyenne Wells 91.9%
8 providers
Clifton 97.0%
11 providers
Collbran 0.0%
11 providers
Colorado City 100.0%
8 providers
Colorado Springs 96.7%
28 providers
Commerce City 98.2%
15 providers
Conifer 85.4%
12 providers
Cortez 93.2%
10 providers
Cotopaxi 57.2%
7 providers
Craig 81.0%
13 providers
Crawford 82.4%
8 providers
Crested Butte 97.2%
11 providers
Crestone 93.1%
8 providers
Cripple Creek 23.0%
13 providers
Dacono 98.3%
12 providers
Deer Trail 0.6%
12 providers
Del Norte 77.3%
10 providers
Delta 76.5%
13 providers
Denver 98.1%
41 providers
Dillon 98.3%
8 providers
Divide 75.8%
12 providers
Dolores 88.1%
13 providers
Dove Creek 60.9%
9 providers
Durango 84.5%
14 providers
Eagle 94.3%
11 providers
Eaton 72.2%
15 providers
Eckert 83.9%
10 providers
Edwards 84.5%
13 providers
Elbert 59.2%
16 providers
Elizabeth 69.7%
16 providers
Englewood 99.0%
28 providers
Erie 94.5%
11 providers
Estes Park 96.3%
14 providers
Evans 98.6%
11 providers
Evergreen 92.3%
11 providers
Fairplay 16.0%
9 providers
Firestone 99.3%
10 providers
Florence 95.0%
10 providers
Florissant 44.6%
11 providers
Fort Collins 94.7%
20 providers
Fort Lupton 64.4%
11 providers
Fort Morgan 95.3%
11 providers
Fountain 94.9%
15 providers
Fowler 75.8%
10 providers
Franktown 71.4%
20 providers
Fraser 93.9%
10 providers
Frederick 100.0%
11 providers
Frisco 95.1%
9 providers
Fruita 90.5%
11 providers
Glenwood Springs 87.6%
13 providers
Golden 92.3%
21 providers
Granby 91.9%
8 providers
Grand Junction 98.2%
16 providers
Grand Lake 97.1%
10 providers
Greeley 93.1%
14 providers
Gunnison 86.6%
10 providers
Gypsum 90.4%
11 providers
Haxtun 68.4%
8 providers
Hayden 80.6%
10 providers
Henderson 89.3%
13 providers
Hesperus 61.2%
12 providers
Holly 61.4%
10 providers
Holyoke 98.5%
6 providers
Hotchkiss 89.1%
9 providers
Hudson 49.6%
12 providers
Hugo 79.1%
7 providers
Idaho Springs 85.9%
9 providers
Ignacio 65.9%
14 providers
Johnstown 87.9%
11 providers
Julesburg 83.7%
8 providers
Keenesburg 53.3%
12 providers
Kersey 24.3%
10 providers
Kiowa 51.2%
17 providers
Kremmling 66.0%
7 providers
La Jara 61.8%
9 providers
La Junta 90.1%
9 providers
La Salle 53.9%
13 providers
La Veta 9.3%
10 providers
Lafayette 98.3%
12 providers
Lamar 89.7%
10 providers
Laporte 83.9%
10 providers
Larkspur 81.3%
18 providers
Las Animas 79.0%
10 providers
Leadville 94.3%
11 providers
Limon 34.3%
10 providers
Littleton 99.2%
27 providers
Livermore 53.5%
8 providers
Loma 41.2%
9 providers
Lone Tree 99.6%
21 providers
Longmont 97.2%
15 providers
Louisville 93.0%
12 providers
Loveland 93.1%
16 providers
Lyons 55.8%
14 providers
Mancos 56.5%
11 providers
Manitou Springs 93.0%
12 providers
Mead 92.5%
12 providers
Meeker 64.2%
7 providers
Milliken 93.2%
12 providers
Minturn 93.9%
8 providers
Monte Vista 84.9%
11 providers
Montrose 82.4%
15 providers
Monument 99.0%
17 providers
Morrison 86.5%
13 providers
Nederland 67.7%
10 providers
New Castle 78.2%
9 providers
Norwood 34.5%
11 providers
Nucla 82.5%
7 providers
Oak Creek 45.1%
7 providers
Olathe 58.0%
14 providers
Olney Springs 86.8%
9 providers
Ordway 80.4%
9 providers
Ouray 0.0%
9 providers
Pagosa Springs 80.2%
12 providers
Palisade 86.8%
12 providers
Palmer Lake 95.5%
15 providers
Paonia 97.8%
10 providers
Parachute 90.5%
9 providers
Parker 94.9%
21 providers
Penrose 86.2%
9 providers
Peyton 73.7%
16 providers
Pierce 82.1%
13 providers
Pine 44.8%
9 providers
Platteville 24.4%
11 providers
Pueblo 94.0%
19 providers
Rangely 86.1%
8 providers
Ridgway 62.3%
11 providers
Rifle 81.6%
10 providers
Rocky Ford 82.9%
10 providers
Rye 99.8%
9 providers
Salida 82.2%
10 providers
San Luis 48.0%
9 providers
Sedalia 60.1%
17 providers
Silt 64.4%
9 providers
Silverthorne 90.2%
8 providers
Snowmass 68.4%
9 providers
Snowmass Village 97.5%
11 providers
South Fork 92.3%
9 providers
Springfield 82.1%
8 providers
Steamboat Springs 90.9%
13 providers
Sterling 94.6%
12 providers
Strasburg 69.3%
13 providers
Stratton 72.0%
8 providers
Tabernash 88.5%
9 providers
Telluride 95.5%
12 providers
Thornton 100.0%
14 providers
Towaoc 71.3%
6 providers
Trinidad 82.4%
10 providers
U S A F Academy 63.7%
16 providers
Vail 99.9%
13 providers
Walden 57.2%
7 providers
Walsenburg 82.6%
11 providers
Watkins 42.0%
18 providers
Wellington 80.6%
10 providers
Westcliffe 70.4%
8 providers
Westminster 99.9%
17 providers
Wheat Ridge 99.9%
16 providers
Whitewater 45.1%
11 providers
Wiggins 100.0%
10 providers
Windsor 91.9%
15 providers
Winter Park 92.9%
9 providers
Woodland Park 92.4%
14 providers
Wray 81.9%
10 providers
Yoder 6.6%
9 providers
Yuma 47.6%
9 providers