If you’re looking for diversity in culture and landscapes, Colorado, offers arid desert, river canyons, and the snow-covered Rocky Mountains. Colorado also boasts ghost towns, the Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, and, perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s largest city and its thriving capital.
Amid all these varied settings, Colorado businesses want and need quality Internet connections. Colorado Internet buyers should understand some important considerations when searching for Internet providers in their area. This article provides an overview of the most important factors to consider.
The Colorado Internet Market
The current Colorado Internet market is about average with the rest of the western states. According to the High Speed Internet consumer website, Colorado is the 32nd most-connected state, and is a highly competitive market with 43 different provider options.
Extreme Weather Threats and Colorado Internet
In our day of modern, copper underground cables, small amounts of rain, wind, or snow shouldn’t impact the speed of any Colorado Internet connection. However, extreme weather does still happen in Colorado. Winters and severe weather are causes for concern, and can affect your Internet connection.
High winds can frequently down power lines, while extreme cold can cause ground heaves, which may break underground copper lines or cables. Extreme cold can also cause problems for electromechanical switches or breakers. Other systems at the provider’s end — or your business property — may be affected by extreme weather.
Also, consider that during inclement weather, most users are sheltering inside out of the weather, which can cause a higher than normal demand on services. This can make for severe slowdowns and even server overloads, as many users are streaming SaaS, VOIP, Cloud and frequently checking the weather reports.
Existing Colorado Internet Infrastructure
What is already available where your business is located? Only 10% of Colorado Internet customers have access to fiber. If your business demands a constant high-speed, low latency, reliable Internet connection, your location may not have the fiber service you need available.
While Colorado is considered a highly-connected state, if you or a local provider need to implement new infrastructure, you or they may encounter significant difficulties. Depending on your specific city or county, you may face different restrictions that affect embedding new cable or fiber Internet infrastructure, based on the topography or other considerations.
Fixed Wireless Colorado Internet Options
Perhaps the best business option for Colorado Internet is a fixed wireless connection. Fixed wireless delivers complete path stability and easy installation because the technology doesn't rely on underground cables, which can be easily damaged by weather or other factors.
Fixed wireless utilizes radio waves to provide a secure, high-speed, low latency Internet connection for your business that is not affected by extreme weather like snow, ice, or high winds. They are so reliable that many companies choose to use fixed wireless as their primary Internet connection with a fiber or cable backup.
For a Colorado Internet infrastructure that withstands unplanned outages and maintains maximum uptime, all with quick installation and impeccable customer service, look to MHO for effective and secure fixed wireless Internet options in your area.