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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

84.4

25th

Broadband Speeds

89.6%

of Coloradans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

17.8%

of Coloradans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.8%

of Coloradans have access to wireline service.

20.0%

of Coloradans have access to fiber-optic service.

87.2%

of Coloradans have access to cable service.

94.1%

of Coloradans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Colorado

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 96.3%
Alamosa 73.0%
Arapahoe 98.3%
Archuleta 46.2%
Baca 52.2%
Bent 56.4%
Boulder 93.7%
Broomfield 96.4%
Chaffee 70.5%
Cheyenne 72.9%
Clear Creek 80.0%
Conejos 40.0%
Costilla 62.4%
Crowley 72.6%
Custer 24.5%
Delta 82.6%
Denver 98.2%
Dolores 12.9%
Douglas 97.1%
Eagle 89.7%
Elbert 58.3%
El Paso 93.6%
Fremont 83.8%
Garfield 82.9%
Gilpin 51.6%
Grand 78.7%
Gunnison 85.4%
Hinsdale 60.3%
Huerfano 57.7%
Jackson 39.9%
Jefferson 98.0%
Kiowa 55.4%
Kit Carson 57.1%
Lake 91.2%
La Plata 66.0%
Larimer 91.1%
Las Animas 65.6%
Lincoln 19.5%
Logan 86.7%
Mesa 92.3%
Mineral 81.5%
Moffat 77.6%
Montezuma 59.4%
Montrose 72.8%
Morgan 86.1%
Otero 87.2%
Ouray 36.7%
Park 42.2%
Phillips 92.1%
Pitkin 89.9%
Prowers 73.8%
Pueblo 93.1%
Rio Blanco 71.9%
Rio Grande 66.7%
Routt 77.5%
Saguache 42.5%
San Juan 63.5%
San Miguel 65.3%
Sedgwick 74.5%
Summit 94.8%
Teller 66.7%
Washington 49.0%
Weld 84.6%
Yuma 64.9%

Internet Speed in Top Colorado Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Denver 78.8 MBPS 42 Providers
2. Colorado Springs 86.7 MBPS 31 Providers
3. Aurora 88.8 MBPS 27 Providers
4. Littleton 109.7 MBPS 30 Providers
5. Fort Collins 80.0 MBPS 21 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Colorado

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 114.1 MBPS
CenturyLink 68.0 MBPS
Aerux Broadband 41.5 MBPS
Kellin Communications 15.2 MBPS
Rise Broadband 13.0 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Colorado, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/19/2020.

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% 26 providers
Aurora 98.4% 27 providers
Boulder 93.3% 24 providers
Brighton 94.9% 20 providers
Broomfield 98.1% 20 providers
Castle Rock 98.1% 24 providers
Colorado Springs 95.9% 31 providers
Denver 97.9% 42 providers
Englewood 99.0% 29 providers
Fort Collins 94.1% 21 providers
Grand Junction 98.2% 17 providers
Greeley 92.7% 19 providers
Littleton 99.0% 30 providers
Longmont 96.9% 21 providers
Loveland 93.0% 18 providers
Parker 96.1% 24 providers
Pueblo 94.3% 23 providers

Colorado Cities and Towns

Average speed over time
Alamosa 76.8% 12 providers
Aspen 96.9% 10 providers
Avon 98.7% 17 providers
Bailey 74.3% 10 providers
Basalt 83.9% 11 providers
Bayfield 48.7% 13 providers
Bennett 98.9% 16 providers
Berthoud 59.6% 14 providers
Black Hawk 56.8% 15 providers
Breckenridge 98.8% 10 providers
Brush 81.1% 14 providers
Buena Vista 65.4% 10 providers
Burlington 51.9% 11 providers
Calhan 12.3% 13 providers
Canon City 86.8% 14 providers
Carbondale 85.2% 12 providers
Cedaredge 80.9% 9 providers
Clifton 97.0% 13 providers
Commerce City 98.0% 19 providers
Conifer 83.7% 14 providers
Cortez 77.1% 10 providers
Craig 80.1% 12 providers
Crested Butte 96.3% 14 providers
Dacono 98.2% 14 providers
Delta 76.2% 13 providers
Dillon 98.1% 10 providers
Divide 69.9% 13 providers
Dolores 31.8% 12 providers
Durango 82.5% 16 providers
Eagle 89.5% 12 providers
Eaton 70.3% 17 providers
Edwards 84.7% 13 providers
Elbert 54.0% 16 providers
Elizabeth 66.8% 19 providers
Erie 94.8% 13 providers
Estes Park 94.2% 11 providers
Evans 98.4% 13 providers
Evergreen 92.0% 14 providers
Florence 93.3% 11 providers
Florissant 28.3% 12 providers
Fort Lupton 63.5% 12 providers
Fort Morgan 90.9% 11 providers
Fountain 95.7% 16 providers
Franktown 76.7% 20 providers
Frederick 100.0% 12 providers
Fruita 90.7% 12 providers
Glenwood Springs 87.4% 13 providers
Golden 91.6% 23 providers
Gunnison 86.0% 13 providers
Gypsum 83.8% 11 providers
Henderson 90.0% 16 providers
Hotchkiss 76.2% 9 providers
Hudson 24.0% 12 providers
Ignacio 3.9% 13 providers
Johnstown 88.2% 12 providers
La Junta 90.6% 10 providers
La Salle 54.6% 13 providers
Lafayette 97.8% 17 providers
Lamar 87.1% 10 providers
Larkspur 75.8% 16 providers
Las Animas 61.6% 10 providers
Leadville 94.0% 11 providers
Lone Tree 98.5% 22 providers
Louisville 93.0% 15 providers
Lyons 59.4% 13 providers
Mancos 34.8% 12 providers
Manitou Springs 93.0% 15 providers
Meeker 64.2% 7 providers
Milliken 91.8% 12 providers
Monte Vista 77.9% 12 providers
Montrose 81.2% 18 providers
Monument 98.4% 21 providers
Morrison 89.4% 15 providers
New Castle 76.0% 9 providers
Olathe 45.3% 15 providers
Pagosa Springs 48.4% 13 providers
Palisade 86.3% 13 providers
Parachute 90.4% 9 providers
Penrose 86.5% 11 providers
Peyton 72.0% 19 providers
Platteville 29.1% 11 providers
Rifle 80.4% 10 providers
Rocky Ford 83.7% 10 providers
Salida 77.0% 10 providers
Sedalia 57.3% 18 providers
Silt 64.6% 9 providers
Silverthorne 89.8% 12 providers
Steamboat Springs 88.0% 15 providers
Sterling 94.4% 13 providers
Strasburg 63.8% 15 providers
Telluride 95.3% 12 providers
Thornton 100.0% 16 providers
Trinidad 79.8% 9 providers
U S A F Academy 63.7% 15 providers
Vail 99.9% 15 providers
Walsenburg 77.9% 11 providers
Wellington 80.0% 13 providers
Westcliffe 18.9% 8 providers
Westminster 99.9% 20 providers
Wheat Ridge 99.9% 20 providers
Windsor 90.7% 17 providers
Woodland Park 91.8% 16 providers
Wray 56.9% 10 providers
Yuma 64.1% 11 providers
Last Updated on 6/19/2020.