Loveland Pulse

Pulse is a trusted local utility connecting the Loveland community by offering affordable, reliable and fast internet and voice service through a 100% fiber-optic network. Established in 2018, the community-owned utility was built on a promise of local service, transparency in rates and speeds, and a promise of responsiveness second to none.


Pulse will be available to all residents and businesses within the city of Loveland over the next three to four years with construction beginning in late 2019.

This page provides you with the most current information available. Stay up to speed on this project and register to receive email updates.

<p style="">Pulse is a trusted local utility connecting the Loveland community by offering affordable, reliable and fast internet and voice service through a 100% fiber-optic network. Established in 2018, the community-owned utility was built on a promise of local service, transparency in rates and speeds, and a promise of responsiveness second to none.</p><p style="">Pulse will be available to all residents and businesses within the city of Loveland over the next three to four years. Construction on the core and distribution networks began in November 2019.</p><p style="">This page is a resource for construction updates. </p><p style=""><br></p><p style=""><br></p>




















https://www.letstalkloveland.org/broadband101

Pulse is a trusted local utility connecting the Loveland community by offering affordable, reliable and fast internet and voice service through a 100% fiber-optic network. Established in 2018, the community-owned utility was built on a promise of local service, transparency in rates and speeds, and a promise of responsiveness second to none.


Pulse will be available to all residents and businesses within the city of Loveland over the next three to four years with construction beginning in late 2019.

This page provides you with the most current information available. Stay up to speed on this project and register to receive email updates.

<p style="">Pulse is a trusted local utility connecting the Loveland community by offering affordable, reliable and fast internet and voice service through a 100% fiber-optic network. Established in 2018, the community-owned utility was built on a promise of local service, transparency in rates and speeds, and a promise of responsiveness second to none.</p><p style="">Pulse will be available to all residents and businesses within the city of Loveland over the next three to four years. Construction on the core and distribution networks began in November 2019.</p><p style="">This page is a resource for construction updates. </p><p style=""><br></p><p style=""><br></p>




















https://www.letstalkloveland.org/broadband101

  • Reed-Harmel will lead new broadband division

    about 1 year ago
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    Brieana Reed-Harmel, who has managed the City’s broadband initiative since June 2016, has been selected to head a new Loveland Water and Power division formed to carry the project forward.

    As Division Manager of the High-Speed Fiber Enterprise, Reed-Harmel will manage construction and operation of a citywide network that will make fiber-optic internet service available to every home, business and school in Loveland.

    The City Council in November passed a measure endorsing the broadband network, and on Dec. 18 approved on first reading the issuance of utility enterprise bonds to raise $95.42 million to fund it. Second reading for the...

    Brieana Reed-Harmel, who has managed the City’s broadband initiative since June 2016, has been selected to head a new Loveland Water and Power division formed to carry the project forward.

    As Division Manager of the High-Speed Fiber Enterprise, Reed-Harmel will manage construction and operation of a citywide network that will make fiber-optic internet service available to every home, business and school in Loveland.

    The City Council in November passed a measure endorsing the broadband network, and on Dec. 18 approved on first reading the issuance of utility enterprise bonds to raise $95.42 million to fund it. Second reading for the bond measure will be Jan. 15.

    Nearly three years of research by the city’s broadband team and consultants has shown that sufficient demand exists in Loveland for the network to be fully funded by subscribers.

    Reed-Harmel joined the City’s Water and Power Department in May 2012 as an electrical engineer, and was promoted the same year to Senior Electrical Engineer. City Manager Steve Adams in June 2016 named her as manager of the broadband project. Since that time, Reed-Harmel has led presentations on the broadband topic at 17 City Council meetings.

    Construction on the network that is being designed by Nokia of America will begin in 2019 with a three- to four-year timetable for completion. Reed-Harmel’s appointment, announced by Water and Power Director Joe Bernosky, will be followed by additional hiring as the broadband enterprise develops.

  • Loveland City Council approves broadband utility

    about 1 year ago

    LOVELAND, Nov. 6, 2018 – The Loveland City Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution establishing a City-owned retail broadband utility with regional collaboration, and then acted to direct city staff to secure financing instruments to build and operate a broadband network. The 7-1 vote had Council members Richard Ball, Leah Johnson, Dave Clark, John Fogle, Steve Olson, Don Overcash and Kathi Wright supporting the measure, with Mayor Jacki Marsh opposed. Councilor Jeremy Jersvig abstained.

    The resolution provides that the City will build, own and operate its own broadband network and will seek collaboration with regional partners such as Fort Collins...

    LOVELAND, Nov. 6, 2018 – The Loveland City Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution establishing a City-owned retail broadband utility with regional collaboration, and then acted to direct city staff to secure financing instruments to build and operate a broadband network. The 7-1 vote had Council members Richard Ball, Leah Johnson, Dave Clark, John Fogle, Steve Olson, Don Overcash and Kathi Wright supporting the measure, with Mayor Jacki Marsh opposed. Councilor Jeremy Jersvig abstained.

    The resolution provides that the City will build, own and operate its own broadband network and will seek collaboration with regional partners such as Fort Collins and Longmont to share resources to save time and money. Ordinances pertaining to bond issuance, operating structure and governance will be prepared for review at future meetings. The bonding process will take 60 days following approval of the bond issuance ordinance and network construction is estimated to take three years to complete.

    Councilors on Oct. 23 received updates on a series of measures they had approved Feb. 6 including the broadband business plan, financing package and results from an eight-month community education and outreach effort. They also received a unanimous recommendation from the Loveland Communications Advisory Board (LCAB), an advisory board on all issues and matters related to communications services, to move forward with the broadband project.

    During the Oct. 23 meeting City Council voted 5-4 to refer the issue to voters in a special election. They also requested that City staff reevaluate key issues relating to the municipal broadband initiative in advance of the Nov. 6 meeting, including:

    • Issues related to competition between a government utility and the private sector.

    • Eventual use of surplus revenues.

    • Interaction of the Loveland broadband utility with neighboring municipal broadband utilities.

    • Steps to mitigate risk.

    • Best practices in delegation of authority.

    Following a City staff presentation of these reevaluated issues Tuesday night, City Council members reconsidered their earlier action to refer the issue to voters, vacating it with a 7-2 vote. Council members then approved the resolution to move ahead with the retail broadband initiative.

    The City has invested $2.75 million during the past four years to study the feasibility of its broadband initiative, identify potential business models to provide municipal broadband and to secure a build-ready design for the network.

    Additional details and document archives are available at cityofloveland.org/Broadband, by email at broadband@cityofloveland.org or by telephone, 970-962-2010.