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Evaluating high-speed internet options?

If so, consider Red Bolt Broadband powered by Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, your trusted electric co-op!

Please browse this site to view our current service areas, internet packages and construction updates, as well as register your interest in receiving CDEC's Red Bolt Broadband. We will contact you as soon as construction begins in your area. 


What is Red Bolt Broadband? 

CDEC’s new broadband service is the byproduct of the co-op's effort to improve the reliability, efficiency, safety and quality of electric service that CDEC provides. By upgrading our distribution system's communications, the co-op can implement Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), a digital energy management system used to monitor, control and optimize the electric distribution system performance. This upgrade requires us to install fiber-optic lines and other high-speed internet equipment throughout our system. As we build this infrastructure and activate it, Red Bolt Broadband becomes available to homes and businesses at speeds that meet and exceed the Federal Communication Commission’s current standard for broadband internet service.






 * For a limited time during construction in each area.


How do I use this website? 

Visit this site regularly to view our current service area map. That area will grow as we build Red Bolt Broadband service throughout Grants and elsewhere.
If service is available in your area, your next step is to fill out the “Express Your Interest” form in the black box on the right-hand side of this page. By sending us your information, we can start the paperwork to sign you up for service. Completing the pre-registration process will reduce your time in our office, and help us expedite your service! 


If service is not available in your area, don't worry, we're working on getting it to you! In the meantime, complete the Express Your Interest form to let us know you want service in your area. We'll contact  you as construction begins near you.

      Where can I learn more?

      Visit the "Updates" tab, above, to follow our recent announcements, or visit our "Areas" tab to track construction progress.

      You can also give us a call a (505) 285-6656 or stop by our Grants office at 200 E High Street to chat with one of our friendly customer service representatives. 



      50-Mbps Residential Internet Service

      Ultra-reliable broadband internet access with speeds faster than wireless, DSL and cable internet providers. Sign up for CDEC’s 50-Mbps Residential Internet Service to experience the difference!




      $49.95

      100-Mbps Residential Internet Service

      Blazing fast 100-Mbps internet access for households that require additional bandwidth. Great for multiple devices simultaneously streaming audio and video, gaming, and other communications. Try CDEC’s 100-Mbps Residential Internet Service and experience more speed and more fun at home!


       

      $59.95

      50-Mbps Small Business Internet Service

      Today’s small business requires ultra-reliable internet access that is faster than wireless, DSL and cable internet services. Sign up for CDEC’s 50-Mbps Small Business Internet Service to experience the difference!




      $99.95

      100-Mbps Small Business Internet Service

      Blazing fast 100-Mbps internet access can equate to more productivity in the office. Designed for small businesses that require additional bandwidth for high-speed uploading and downloading of large files, video streaming, credit card transactions and every other workplace internet need.


       

      $129.95

      Wireless Router Rental

      You have the option to rent a wireless router from CDEC. Taking advantage of CDEC’s router ensures fast, symmetrical speeds at the router. If you choose to use a non-provided router, CDEC guarantees the upload and download speeds you receive at our optical network terminal outside of your home. 

      $7.00



      We are excited to announce that service is available residents of the Grants area. The area in green is our active service area. Service is available in this area. Please note: if you have underground electrical service, it may take some time to get internet service to your home. Although we try to be as accurate as possible, there may be in instances where service is not yet available to a particular address. Please understand we are working hard to reach as many members as possible as quickly as we can. Check back often to view our growing service area and phases of this project!


      Red Bolt Broadband Progress Update

      6:00pm November 16, 2018

      An updated Red Bolt Broadband map is now online, and we anticipate service available to most of Grants by the first part of 2019!

      Click on the “Map” tab to view the final phase for the Grants buildout, which includes the area just south of Grants, along Zuni Canyon Road. Although we try to be as accurate as possible, there may be in instances where service is not yet available to a particular address. Please understand we are working diligently to reach as many members as quickly as possible. 

      Currently, fiber-optic internet service through Red Bolt is available to about half of the Grants residents. Make-ready construction is nearly complete for the remainder. Electric system upgrades to CDEC's equipment is making Red Bolt service possible. These upgrades are necessary for the co-op to continue to deliver safe and reliable power through the implementation of SCADA, a program that allows the co-op to monitor power quality and outages in real time.

      In 2019, CDEC plans to expand Red Bolt Broadband into the Village of Milan, Bluewater Village and San Rafael. 

      As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, CDEC will reinvest margins from Red Bolt Broadband into the development and maintenance of infrastructure and services throughout our local communities.

      Please check back frequently to view map updates, progress and plans for future Red Bolt Broadband service. 


      Red Bolt Broadband's Wireless Router

      6:39pm November 9, 2018

      An option you have with Red Bolt Broadband is a router that provides wireless internet (Wi-Fi) throughout your home. 

       

      Although renting our router is not required, you'll experience peace of mind by taking your online experience to new heights with our Calix GigaCenter wireless router. 

       

      We all want fast, reliable Wi-Fi throughout our homes and businesses. And, with more devices connecting to your network than ever before and an increasing need for bandwidth, nothing less than the best will do! Red Bolt's wireless router is capable of providing ample Wi-Fi bandwidth and speed to multiple devices.

       

      What can you do with a strong signal in every room and blazing-fast speeds? You can seamlessly stream HD video, enjoy online gaming with your friends, and share anything and everything without missing a beat!

       

      For an additional $7.00 per month, rent a wireless router from Red Bolt Broadband and experience true high-speed internet throughout your home, along with the comfort of Wi-Fi tech support by our Red Bolt team. You'll also receive free equipment upgrades and hassle-free replacement if something happens to your router.  

       

      Have more questions? Give us a call or stop by our office and one of our friendly Member Service Representatives are happy to answer your questions.  




      A Typical Service Installation

      2:38pm April 19, 2018

      CDEC currently offers two internet packages – based on speed – to both residential and small business customers. For larger businesses, service-level agreements are available and tailored to suit the customer’s need. You can read about these on the “Products” tab above.

      All of CDEC’s internet customers have access to unlimited data usage and the option of renting a router for connectivity. 

      Utilizing our router option ensures a customer receives the symmetrical speeds that only direct Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) is capable of providing. And, if you have any issues with our router, CDEC will replace it at no additional cost. 

      A typical service installation consists of these steps:
      1.      You can sign up for service on this site or at our Grants office. You will receive our customer agreement, terms and conditions and our policies. 
      2.     After you sign up for service, one of our meter technicians will go to your service location and install the necessary equipment to your electrical meter base.
      3.     Next, a contractor will place a fiber-optic line from the service pole to your meter, connect the fiber-optic cabling and install the optical network terminal that delivers service to the router.
      4.     Finally, an install crew will connect the internet cable to the inside of your home and set up your router (if you have taken advantage of CDEC’s router). Before the installer leaves, he or she will test your internet connection and speed.

      Standard installation consists of 100 feet of cable from where your outside equipment is placed to where the cable enters your home, as well as 10 feet of cable inside your home. For the safety of our install crews, we do not go through attics or crawlspaces. If your installation requires anything beyond our standard installation, the co-op reserves the right to assess additional charges.

      Your internet bill is mailed separate from your electric bill at the first of every month. Your first bill will consist of a prorated amount for the partial first-month’s use, as well as the next full month’s charges.

      If service is not currently available in your area, you can express your interest in subscribing to it when it is. Once you express your interest, CDEC will contact you as soon as our service becomes available. 





      Grants Meter Survey Underway

      4:15pm March 1, 2018

      Continental Divide Electric Cooperative has contracted with Pulse Broadband to verify locations of electrical meters and service addresses and survey pole attachments.

      The digital update of meter locations is necessary for CDEC to install equipment for its communication upgrade known as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system) to improve our electric distribution system’s reliability. This survey will also enable CDEC to provide access to fiber internet services at businesses and home. 

      Pulse crews work Monday through Friday, between dawn and dusk and carry CDEC-issued ID badges with employee names and pictures, along with a CDEC “Letter of Authority” giving Pulse employees access to its power lines and equipment, including electric meters. Pulse employees travel in vehicles that display exterior signs identifying them as a utility contractor with Continental Divide Electric Cooperative.

      As a courtesy, CDEC and its contractors try to alert residents who live in work areas, even though notification is not required. Notification is not required because residents – at the time they sign up for service – give the co-op permission to access their property in the event of repairs, maintenance or upgrades.

      Pulse technicians will attempt to make contact with the residents and leave door hangers when necessary. CDEC and Pulse appreciate our members’ patience and cooperation during this ongoing survey. If you have any concerns or questions about the project, contact the co-ops at (505) 285-6656.



      How Our Broadband Project is Possible

      1:30pm February 19, 2018

      CDEC’s broadband service is made possible through communication upgrades to the co-op’s electric system and with the blessing of the co-op’s members.

      In 2016, CDEC’s membership voted in favor of a bylaw amendment to allow CDEC to work toward providing voluntary broadband internet and telecommunication services to customers. As a result, in 2017 CDEC began construction on a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, a fiber-optic communication backbone connecting the co-op’s substations to a central command center at its Grants headquarters. The first phase of SCADA will connect the co-op’s Grants and Bluewater substations to the command center.            

      This infrastructure improvement will enable SCADA communication, a modern digital energy management system used to monitor, control and optimize the performance of electrical distribution. SCADA will allow CDEC to provide safe and reliable electricity to its members more efficiently. This fiber-optic investment to improve the delivery of power also gives the co-op the opportunity to offer high-speed, broadband internet service to businesses and residents through the same fiber-optic network. 

      As construction of CDEC’s broadband network progresses, the public can expect visits from contractors with Pulse Broadband, Kelly Cable, and C.B.R. Services, companies that specialize in the design and building of fiber systems. Pulse is identifying poles that need make-ready improvements to ensure safety and reliability of the co-op’s electric and broadband networks. Kelly Cable and C.B.R. Services, both New Mexico-based companies, are performing the make-ready construction and stringing the fiber-optic lines on the co-op’s power poles.


      Update on CDEC’s New High-Speed Internet Service

      1:54pm February 8, 2018

      Your not-for-profit co-op’s internet service is now available to residents and businesses along West High Street and West Santa Fe Avenue and some households located on Water Tank Hill. Those interested in subscribing should register on this site, bookmark this page for future updates and regularly view the map for new service availability.

      By the end of the year, most of Grants will be able to subscribe. CDEC then plans to expand its broadband system into nearby areas such as the Village of Milan, Bluewater Village and San Rafael.CDEC offers symmetrical internet service that allows information to be sent at the same speed it's delivered, according to the co-op’s Information Technology and Broadband Project Manager Cesar Martin.

      “This is known as ‘symmetrical speed’ which has become desirable, and even necessary to take advantage of cloud-based backups, computing through cloud-based applications, gaming, high-definition video streaming and the increasing use of multiple devices accessing the internet, simultaneously. Our robust, fiber-based platform will enhance the users’ ability to utilize the internet for telephone and video/web conferencing,” he said.

      To put CDEC’s internet speed – and, more importantly, its need – into better perspective, according to the most recent Federal Communication Commission’s report, most rural Americans lack access to what is currently considered the benchmark for “broadband” internet speed. The FCC’s benchmark is 25 Mbps download speed, and 3 Mbps upload speed. The 2016 report found that 96 percent of the population in Cibola County did not have access to the FCC’s definition of broadband internet, which has become critical to the quality of life and economic development in the 21st century.

      “We looked at this from all facets and determined it’s an important investment for our communities and members. And, our co-op is best positioned to offer high-speed internet through fiber-optic connection,” CDEC CEO Robert E. Castillo said.

      CDEC’s effort is in step with a movement happening throughout the country. “Kit Carson Electric Co-op in Taos began a similar fiber-to-the-home project in 2010, and nationwide nearly 100 electric cooperatives are embracing the movement with growing support from our federal government. It’s a viable investment for a not-for-profit cooperative that owns the infrastructure, to improve its communities with these services,” Castillo said.

      Finally, as a not-for-profit organization, CDEC will reinvest margins from its internet service into the development and maintenance of broadband infrastructure and services throughout our local communities.

      What are internet speeds? What do they mean? And, why are they important?

      1:56pm January 30, 2018

      By now, most, if not everyone is familiar with terms used to describe internet data packages.

      Kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB) are forms of digital storage. The more we have, the more we can download. Downloads are important when surfing the web, playing games and watch videos. Devices need a place to store all of this information.

      Similar terminology is used to describe the speed at which you can download and uploads these bytes of information.

      The speed of data transferred is measured in “bits.” Your download and upload speeds are how fast you can receive and send information. Typically, the starting point for speed measurement is “megabit per second” (Mbps). The more bits you have, the speedier your online activity should be. A megabit is one-eighth of a megabyte.

      Still with me?

      Let’s get down to how these numbers affect your online experience.

      Given that a megabit is one-eighth of a megabyte, it will take about eight seconds to transfer a 1 MB file, per Mbps of internet service you have.

      Say I have a connection of 1.5 Mbps download speed, and I want to download a picture. Of course, the size of the file will make all of the difference, and my favorite photo is nearly 4 MB in size. That means, with the 1.5 Mbps connection it’s going to take me almost a minute to download that picture.

      If I have a 50 Mbps connection, I can download about 50 photos in the same amount of time. Fifty pictures! I can also download a typical five-minute song in one second and instantly watch many of my favorite HD movies from my online streaming services.

      Ok, ok, I’m sure there are a few of you thinking, “I don’t download much, I just surf the web.”

      Well, I'm sure you’ve noticed every website is different; some are pretty much plain text, others have a lot of pictures, and increasingly many have videos. Your internet speed, along with a few other factors, also affect how fast a website’s pages download. And given that the average webpage is about 3 MB, it takes about 25 seconds for the average webpage to load on your screen with the 1.5-Mbps connection I mentioned earlier. A 50-Mbps connection loads that webpage instantly!

      So, what else can you do with internet speed?

      Assuming you have one device (TV, smartphone, tablet or computer) in the house, a 3-Mbps connection can allow you to watch standard definition (SD) videos with little buffering.

      With a 5-Mbps connection, you can experience high definition (HD) videos, but with the same inconvenience of buffering.

      To thoroughly enjoy uninterrupted HD and ultra HD videos on 4K television – the latest generation of tv – you need at least a 25-Mbps connection.

      Connectivity through super-fast speeds also dramatically improves multi-device connections. For example, on any given night, the kids can play on their smart devices or do internet research for that big school project; your teens can play the latest-and-greatest online video game; all the while, you’re streaming your favorite movie and winding down from the long day.

      Keep in mind that all of these devices simultaneously connected to your network ultimately slow down your connection.

      Internet service of 50 Mbps is ideal for a home with what has become basic needs for multiple devices. You can download an entire HD movie in just under 15 minutes, or stream SD movies and TV programming and still have sufficient speed for the rest of your household’s educational and entertainment needs. 

      A 100 Mbps service will enable you to do all of the above and more, but faster and on more devices. Download an entire HD movie in about 5 minutes. Have a gamer in your home? If so, the average video game is 20 GB, which will take just under 30 minutes to download with this connection.

      One final, but very important thing to remember is that CDEC’s broadband service offers symmetrical speeds, meaning you can send info just as fast as you receive it. This is what makes our fiber-to-the-home unique because most upload speeds in our market are delivered through other technology and at a fraction of CDEC’s download speed. Upload speed is essential to uninterrupted Skype/FaceTime (video calls) and other interactions online that utilize video. You can also upload all of your pictures to a cloud backup and collaborate on school or work projects, in real time.

      When thinking about internet speeds that will best fit your household, keep in mind what you’ll be using the internet for and how many devices you'll have connected at any given time.

      Here we go!

      1:15pm October 30, 2017

      CDEC’s mission to provide its members high-speed internet is taking off! 

      We are excited to announce that a small group of customers along West High Street and the north side of West Santa Fe Avenue are now eligible for service. 

      We continue to design the rest of our fiber-optic internet system and appreciate your patience, as the effort to build to your home or business requires a lot of planning, construction and infrastructure upgrades. 

      Your enthusiasm and excitement have been our driving force! If you're interested in our high-speed internet service, you can help by joining our list on this site. Doing so will enable us to contact you, as soon as we plan to bring service to your neighborhood.

      We’re one step closer, and we look forward to sharing our progress with you. Check back often to find out what we're up to and how much closer we are to bringing lightning-fast internet to you!


      How CDEC's new high-speed internet service came about

      1:40pm September 19, 2017

      Several years ago, some of our members asked us to explore the idea of providing high-speed internet to CDEC’s service area. So, we started to dig; and the deeper we dug, the more this idea made sense. Finally, in 2014, we decided to survey our membership and learned the need for high-speed internet was great and spanned across our service territory.

      During our research, we also learned that a high-speed, two-way communications backbone was essential for CDEC to run an efficient electric utility in the 21st century. By upgrading how our distribution system communicates, CDEC could implement Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), a digital energy management system used to monitor, control and optimize the electric distribution system performance.

      We started to work on the logistics of how we could accomplish SCADA and offer its byproduct:  Broadband. In 2016, our membership voted unanimously in support of a bylaw amendment to allow CDEC to offer high-speed internet. In the time since then, we have been working with other electric co-ops that have successfully launched broadband services, learning all we can to replicate their successes. And, we’ve been working with contractors to design our broadband network throughout the city of Grants.    

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      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      10:36am November 27, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hi, Dan! We've already began releasing parts of phase 3! If all goes as planned, the Flagstaff should be released before the end of December.


      CDEC - Don Goss

      5:40pm November 19, 2018

      Don Goss

      when is red bolt coming to flagstaff ave


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      11:04am November 1, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Awe, thanks Joel! We're just as excited to being service to our territory :)


      CDEC - Joel Eylicio

      8:36am October 26, 2018

      Joel Eylicio

      Cannot wait to have your services! Keep up the great work team! Finally nice to have a good and reliable internet provider around Grants!


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      12:15pm October 25, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hello! Oh my! Its been busy as ever here. Yes, we plan on releasing parts of phase 3 within the next couple of weeks. yay! The Houston/Mesa area should be released before the end of December. Thanks for checking in!


      CDEC - Christopher  Trujillo

      8:38am October 24, 2018

      Christopher Trujillo

      Good morning, is there any update on phase 3..I have not seen anything as ofyet. Please and thank you.


      CDEC - Paul Cuellar

      4:54am October 23, 2018

      Paul Cuellar

      Is there any update on phase 3?


      CDEC - Christopher  Trujillo

      6:22am September 25, 2018

      Christopher Trujillo

      Hello, just wondering what the time frame for the Houston and Mesa area which i believe is Phase 3...Any updates on this would be great...Thank you


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      10:28am August 28, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hello! Our Grants office is located at 200 E High Street.


      CDEC - Czenzci Wilson

      1:06am August 28, 2018

      Czenzci Wilson

      Where is the grants office


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      11:34am August 16, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hi, Ronnie! If you live in an area where your electric service in underground, you can expect about a 45-day connection time after service becomes available, and we receive your agreement. Unfortunately, we don't have a timeframe of when any area in phase 3 will become active. Our crews and contractors are will preparing the power lines, equipment, poles and installing underground conduit for the fiber-optic cables. We are working diligently to have service available to all of Grants by the end of this year.


      CDEC - Ronnie Caldwell

      5:37pm August 11, 2018

      Ronnie Caldwell

      I live in the Phase 3 area but I also have underground service to my house. What is the timeline with underground service getting broadband ? Looking forward to it. Thanks in advance for your answers.


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      12:52pm July 3, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Greetings, Zachary! CDEC's contractors are performing the necessary construction to make power poles and existing lines ready to attached the fiber-optGreetings, Zachary! Great question! CDEC's contractors are performing the necessary construction to make power poles and existing lines ready to attached the fiber-optic communication cable needed to upgrade the electrical system. Yes, they are currently working in your area. The make-ready construction in your neighborhood should be complete over the next week or so and is necessary to improve the electric service and reliability you have come to expect, as a co-op member. As soon as the make-ready construction is complete, they will hang the fiber-optic cables and begin installing other equipment necessary to provide electric system communications and fiber-to-the-home services. Thanks, again, for your interest, support and question! Georgia


      CDEC - Zachary Hill

      2:26am July 3, 2018

      Zachary Hill

      What phase is currently being worked on? I ask because my dog is not liking the noise from the trucks and my wife works nights. Some crews are on my block but not sure exactly what they are doing. I’m at the balsam and Clovis area. Can you enlighten me as to what work is being done? Thank you.


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      11:11am June 8, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hi, Randy! Unfortunately, I can't give any firm timelines of when service becomes available outside of Grants. BUT, I can say our engineering contractors will begin the design for Milan, San Rafael, and Bluewater Village/Plano within the next couple of months. If everything goes as planned (fingers crossed), we'll start planning construction in early 2019.


      CDEC - randy  gifford

      12:15am June 6, 2018

      randy gifford

      When is the possibility for Bluewater Village/Plano Colorado/Prewitt area going to have these services available?


      CDEC - Frank Liebel

      4:39pm May 29, 2018

      Frank Liebel

      Hi everyone! So we've been hooked up now for about a week and I can't even begin to describe how awesome it is. I honestly did NOT expect to get close to the actual 100Mb I signed up for but I was very wrong. We get a very consistent 95-98mbps. In a home of 5 people who use the internet constantly, this has been great. I can be downloading while another person is streaming a movie, one person just browsing while the other two are gaming and we still don't come close to saturating our bandwidth. Thank you guys so much for bringing this to our town!


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      10:57am May 15, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hey, Paul! We're looking forward to bringing Red Bolt Broadband to your area, too! Thank you, for your support and patience. I wish I could give you a firm timeline. Our goal is to make service available to all of the Grants by the end of this calendar year. I hope that helps a little. We should be updating next phase on the map within in next few weeks.


      CDEC - Paul Cuellar

      9:43pm May 14, 2018

      Paul Cuellar

      I'm really looking forward to getting service in my area but I live in the red zone on Balsam and was wondering what kind of timeline I would be looking at before it is available in my area?


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      5:20pm May 8, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hey, Jesse! I’m sorry you given that info from the competitors. The good news is, CDEC owns all of the power poles within its service area. And, although CenturyLink owns its DSL lines, they are a separate entity of co-op. So, the answer is yes; we will build fiber-optic internet lines that area before the end of this year! Fill free to give us a call, and we can talk a little more about our construction process, a better time frame and some of the other factors that may affect your service. Thanks for checking with us!


      CDEC - Jesse Younger

      10:16pm May 5, 2018

      Jesse Younger

      I was looking forward to this but today a lady from century told me that they unfortunately own the lines and I couldn't get this service when it reaches my area. So I may be screwed with a max speed of 3mbps. Although from reading a bit it seems you guys wont be using dsl so maybe she was wrong and there is still hope... I live at the courtyard apartments


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      3:08pm April 27, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hi, Jeremy! Thanks for your interest. Yes, our long-term goal is to build out our entire service area as we connect our substations with high-speed communications. This will make service available throughout our territory, including the Gallup area. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any firm timelines when service is available to specific areas outside of Grants, but we will contact you when we have a timeframe for you. Thanks, again!


      CDEC - Jeremy Boucher

      5:02pm April 26, 2018

      Jeremy Boucher

      How long until this will be available in Gallup?


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      6:02pm March 7, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Awe shucks, Tanner! Thank you for your kind words and support! I will share this with our entire team. Please spread the word and invite people to visit this site and express their interest. We are incredibly excited to offer symmetrical internet service to members in this area, too. We look forward to the opportunity to become your internet service provider, very soon!


      CDEC - Tanner Bond

      2:41pm March 7, 2018

      Tanner Bond

      Hey Georgia! This is probably one of the best things that is happening to our town right now. Getting symmetrical fiber in a small town like this is almost unheard of. I live right on the edge of 4th ST, so across from the high school. Not only will this mean we will get much better speeds than DSL, but also much better customer service. Not going to name them, but there is one company in town that offers DSL, but not only are the speeds extremely slow, they also have some of the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. I am looking forward to getting fiver where we live. I thank everyone who is involved in this project!


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      2:14pm March 7, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Hi Frank! We appreciate your support! The co-op's SCADA and broadband service is provided entirely over fiber optics all the way from our headquarters in Grants, to your home, unlike Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) that rely on telephone lines. Our internet technology is direct Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH). A fiber cable connects directly to your home where its plugged into an optical network terminal and delivered into your home's router through a CAT6 cable. I hope that answers your question.


      CDEC - Frank Liebel

      6:34pm March 6, 2018

      Frank Liebel

      Hi Georgia! Can you tell me what broadband technology this will be? Since it's fiber, I'm 99% sure it'll be DSL, but jussst checking. Yesterday they finished putting up our new pole and are ready for you guys to come through. We live across from the HS and I know that area is somewhat of a priority.,..so we're hoping we'll be setup soon! Again, thank you and everyone involved in this!


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      7:13pm February 22, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Thomas Marks, Thank you for your support! We look forward to the opportunity to become your internet service provider. And, you're right, symmetrical speeds are a huge leap for our area. I am excited thinking about the possibilities!


      CDEC - Thomas Marks

      7:30pm February 21, 2018

      Thomas Marks

      I'm really excited to see a true broadband system come into Grants. 50Mbps was unimaginable up until last year when the other broadband company came into Grants. Your system's ability to provide 50Mbps (or greater) in both up and download speeds is a giant leap in communication technology for Grants. I'm looking forward to the service becoming available at my house.


      CDEC - Georgia Mathews

      10:22am February 9, 2018

      Georgia Mathews
      Campaign Owner

      Thank you for the kind comment and support, Frank! We are just as excited as you for this entire project. Please spread the word and invite people to visit this site and express their interest.


      CDEC - Frank Liebel

      2:16pm February 8, 2018

      Frank Liebel

      This is absolutely awesome!!! I'm so tired of dealing with anywhere from 2.5 to 7Mbps with DSL. Due to our distance from their CO, our connections here differ from day to day. I can't even imagine what it will be like with 100Mbps. My girlfriend told me it's like we're having a nerd Christmas! Thank you, CDEC! You have no idea how much this has been needed!