Broadband 101

Not sure what broadband is? This page is designed to give you the information you need to understand it.

Broadband is high-speed or fast Internet. It is 10 to 100 times faster than nearly all commercially available Internet service accessible today.

What does that mean for everyday users in Loveland? Based on current Internet speeds available in the city, it means that residents, business owners and employees across the city can access websites, upload and download data files, manage creative projects and use streaming services that much faster. The super-fast connections in our schools will connect our students and teachers to resources worldwide in an instant. Our hospitals can access and share information crucial to our well-being, sometimes without a moment to spare. In today’s “work from anywhere” economy, businesses who choose to be based in Loveland and professionals working from home offices can depend on reliable, fast Internet service to meet deadlines and grow. This is why Loveland is moving forward with fiber-optic broadband services.

Loveland is considering a 100% fiber GPON (gigabit passive optical network), which uses fiber from start to finish. The synchronous connection begins at the headend, head to a midpoint "optical line terminal" and then runs through a splitter before coming to your home or business.



Not sure what broadband is? This page is designed to give you the information you need to understand it.

Broadband is high-speed or fast Internet. It is 10 to 100 times faster than nearly all commercially available Internet service accessible today.

What does that mean for everyday users in Loveland? Based on current Internet speeds available in the city, it means that residents, business owners and employees across the city can access websites, upload and download data files, manage creative projects and use streaming services that much faster. The super-fast connections in our schools will connect our students and teachers to resources worldwide in an instant. Our hospitals can access and share information crucial to our well-being, sometimes without a moment to spare. In today’s “work from anywhere” economy, businesses who choose to be based in Loveland and professionals working from home offices can depend on reliable, fast Internet service to meet deadlines and grow. This is why Loveland is moving forward with fiber-optic broadband services.

Loveland is considering a 100% fiber GPON (gigabit passive optical network), which uses fiber from start to finish. The synchronous connection begins at the headend, head to a midpoint "optical line terminal" and then runs through a splitter before coming to your home or business.