In 2020, the Town Council approved an additional budget appropriation for the Town to pursue and deploy high-speed internet infrastructure in Snowmass Village. In April of 2021, the Town Council adopted the Town's first Broadband Master Plan, which aims to install and lay the groundwork for a "backbone" of fiber optic cable for Snowmass Village in various phases.
Fiber Network: Phase 1
The first phase of the project aims to install the core infrastructure of fiber optic cable into Snowmass Village, forming a ring along the community's major transportation corridors. In partnership with Holy Cross Energy, the Town is installing approximately 48,000 feet of fiber optic cable housed in conduit from Highway 82 into Snowmass Village. Phase I will connect the Town's major facilities.
This core network will provide high-speed internet service to the Town's facilities.
Construction of Phase I continues in 2023. The majority of the work will take place off the road or on the road shoulder. Impacts will be minimal. Temporary one-lane closures are anticipated.
The installation locations and the expected route is shown on the project map below: