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Old 09-14-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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Hi everybody,

First, some background...

I will probably be moving back to the Denver area sometime early next year, after quite a few years in Silicon Valley. I've lived in Colorado before many years ago, both in the Littleton area, and in Teller County, so am familiar with some aspects of living in the state (weather, septic, wells/water, wildfire, etc).

I'm not sure if I want to buy a home right away. I might decide to rent until I decide where exactly I want to be, and if I want to buy an existing home or buy vacant land and build.

I want to be close to metro Denver, but still "up in the mountains" as I can reasonably get, and have decent access to I-70 to get to the ski areas in winter. I always liked the Genesee and Evergreen areas. I also liked the Conifer area, but I think it's too far from I-70 for me, as I don't really want to be more than about 20 minutes or so from I-70 in the winter.

Assuming I decide on the Genesee/Evergreen areas, I have one big requirement that's a show stopper - I MUST have hardwired broadband Internet access for business/work purposes. Satellite and wireless won't work for me because the latency is too high, or they're too unstable or unpredictable (and yes, I've used satellite and wireless in the past and I know they won't work for me).

Therefore, I must have either cable modem or DSL, although I'd prefer cable.

With that as a requirement, and given I haven't lived in the Denver area since 1996, how widespread has hardwired broadband Internet made its way out to Evergreen, Genesee, and the surrounding areas?

Any advise or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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We had cable from 1975 to 1985 in Evergreen.

I imagine it is still available.

Let some of the "newer" residents fill you in.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Evergreen
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There's pretty good Internet service throughout many areas in Evergreen. CenturyLink provides DHL and Comcast provides a cable modem. Of course, access is different from house to house, so it'll be something to look into with each listing that you might consider.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies thus far. I wasn't sure how much a cable company (sounds like Comcast) might have deployed infrastructure up in the mountain communities like Evergreen, but it sounds like there's some up there, so that's good.

When I do move back, assuming I continue with my plans to stay in the Evergreen/Genesee area, I'll plan on stopping by the local Comcast office and grilling them on how far out their lines go, and making sure cable modems are available in the areas I'm looking.

I remember when I looked for a my last house in Teller County, there were only two subdivisions in the area I was looking in that could get DSL service, and there was no cable Internet at all. So definitely limited my housing choices.

I had assumed Evergreen/Genesee might be similar, but hopefully there's more Internet build-out there than when I last looked for a home in a mountain/rural area.

Thanks again!
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