Telecommunications Technology and Capabilities

Telecommunications Technology and Capabilities

​Priority:  The City will take necessary steps to develop, coordinate and implement initiatives and programs that improve citizen access to telecommunications technology and capabilities. 

The City of Fountain strongly believes that improving access to telecommunication services will improve quality of life and support the economic vitality of our community. In November 2018, an overwhelming majority (73%) of voters approved a ballot measure that allowed Fountain’s City Council to regain authority over telecommunication services, such as high-speed internet. 

The City of Fountain has partnered with an engineering firm to produce a Broadband Feasibility Study. The study will analyze two business models for the potential creation of a new broadband utility; City own-and-operate, and a public-private partnership. The study will consider several items, including (but not limited to) results of a market survey, associated costs and financial modeling, competition, and the economic development impacts of a broadband utility. The study is expected to be completed this fall and presented to City Council for their consideration and guidance on how to proceed with this initiative.


As part of the Broadband Feasibility Study, residents are taking part in a speed test survey to help the City better understand the actual data speeds being delivered by broadband products in the area. To participate, select the link below:

Click here to take the speed test survey.

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