Internet

Cortez reveals results of fiber project feasibility study

Consultants hired to do a fiber-to-the-home feasibility study in Cortez estimated the cheapest method to provide fiber to residential areas in the city would be for the city to become a direct...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

New method examined to bring fiber optics to homes

The difficulty and expense of connecting a home to a fiber-optic network led Cedar Networks of Durango to explore alternatives to make that “last mile” hookup more affordable and practical for...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

There is the World Wide Web – the primary tool billions of people use to access information on the internet – and then there is the notorious dark web, a collection of websites that exist on an...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

We asked, you responded: Are Facebook users considering quitting the service?

We asked online readers of The Durango Herald if they were bothered by Facebook’s use of personal data and if they are considering quiting the social media website. Here are the responses: Ralph...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Council moves forward with broadband pilot

The Cortez City Council has unanimously approved the fees and costs for a broadband pilot program. Through the program, called “Cortez Community Network Pilot,” the city will install in-home...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trustees approve water tank and internet project

The Mancos Board of Trustees has approved a project that could produce high-speed internet and improve the water treatment plant. On Wednesday, the board approved a $27,962 contract with SGM Inc....

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez announces new broadband pilot program

The city of Cortez may soon roll out a pilot program designed to bring more affordable internet services to residents. At a City Council workshop on Tuesday, Rick Smith, general services director...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improving rural internet about more than watching Netflix

WASHINGTON – In 2016, a cut in a fiber-optic cable in Cortez temporarily shut down a 911 call center and caused widespread internet outages across the region. The event highlighted a pervasive...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural Bayfield subdivision finds path to faster internet

Frustrated with their antiquated and deteriorating internet service, Jim Wiler and his neighbors in the rural Deer Valley Estates subdivision east of Bayfield began searching for better options. It...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bill aids rural broadband development

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators, including Cory Gardner, introduced a bill that would expand broadband in rural areas where the internet access is either slow or inaccessible. Gardner,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Delta and Montrose counties elevate their internet game

Elevate Fiber began with a lot of griping by folks in Delta and Montrose counties who were sick of buffering interruptions while trying to stream their Netflix favorites. Along the way, Becky...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s internet aims to quicken its pace

If you’ve noticed a better Netflix stream lately and wondered if Durango’s internet speeds have increased, the answer is: Yes, indeed, they just may have. If your internet speeds have not...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business