Broadband Project Details

Since 2015, the City of Loveland has been exploring the possibility of bringing broadband, otherwise known as high-speed internet, to the community. We've done the research, received recommendations and now, it's time for you to learn more, ask questions and understand how broadband would affect you, your family or business. This is an important decision for our community and we want to hear from you. Connect with us and Let’s Talk Broadband!

Want the technical details? Check out some facts on how internet technology differs. Interested in the research and data behind the possibility of broadband in Loveland? Dive into the high-level broadband business plan.



Since 2015, the City of Loveland has been exploring the possibility of bringing broadband, otherwise known as high-speed internet, to the community. We've done the research, received recommendations and now, it's time for you to learn more, ask questions and understand how broadband would affect you, your family or business. This is an important decision for our community and we want to hear from you. Connect with us and Let’s Talk Broadband!

Want the technical details? Check out some facts on how internet technology differs. Interested in the research and data behind the possibility of broadband in Loveland? Dive into the high-level broadband business plan.



  • Broadband Business Plan Now Available

    8 days ago

    The Broadband Utility Business Plan is available:

    City staff will be presenting to the Broadband Utility Business Plan and additional staff reports to City Council at the October 23 meeting:

    The Broadband Utility Business Plan is available:

    City staff will be presenting to the Broadband Utility Business Plan and additional staff reports to City Council at the October 23 meeting:

  • Registration Now Open for Oct. 4 Telephone Town Hall

    about 2 months ago
    Book meeting now

    The City of Loveland’s Broadband team will host a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 at City Council Chambers - 500 East Third Street, and will host the City’s first ever Telephone Town Hall in conjunction with the in-person event that evening.

    HOW IT WORKS

    A telephone town hall allows residents to participate via telephone instead of in person. Residents who have registered and those on available call lists will receive a call promptly at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and can opt-in for the meeting. Prompts available throughout the call allow interested participants to ask questions and...

    The City of Loveland’s Broadband team will host a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 at City Council Chambers - 500 East Third Street, and will host the City’s first ever Telephone Town Hall in conjunction with the in-person event that evening.

    HOW IT WORKS

    A telephone town hall allows residents to participate via telephone instead of in person. Residents who have registered and those on available call lists will receive a call promptly at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and can opt-in for the meeting. Prompts available throughout the call allow interested participants to ask questions and hear responses from key speakers.

    HOW TO SIGN UP

    Make sure you are on the call list by signing up now.

    HOW WILL THE MEETING GO?

    The Town Hall and Telephone Town Hall will be coordinated together, allowing both in-person attendees and telephone attendees to ask questions and get answers during the live event. City Manager Steve Adams, Brieana Reed-Harmel, City of Loveland senior electrical engineer and broadband project manager, and Loveland Communications Advisory Board vice-chairman Paul Langfield will be available for questions during the town hall. Please note that due to the format of this event and the time limit, it will be Q&A only; there will not be open comments. There are opportunities to share opinions on a variety of poll questions throughout the event.

    For information on the Americans with Disabilities Act or accommodations, please contact
    ADACoordinator@cityofloveland.org or 970-962-3319. For information on non-discrimination for
    translation assistance, please contact TitleSix@cityofloveland.org or 970-962-2372.

    Para información sobre Ley de Discapacidades para americanos o acomodaciones, favor contacte ADACoordinator@cityofloveland.org o al 970-962-3319. Para información sobre la no discriminación o para asistencia en traducción, favor contacte TitleSix@cityofloveland.org o al 970-962-2372.

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  • City of Loveland Selects Broadband Underwriter

    about 2 months ago

    The City of Loveland has selected J.P. Morgan as the senior managing underwriter for the broadband project. The contract was awarded on Aug. 23 after reviewing 15 RFP responses received by the May 11 deadline.

    J.P. Morgan will begin working with the City this week, advising broadband staff on bonding packages and risk mitigation associated with the project. These recommendations will be presented to City Council on Oct. 23 along with a final broadband network design and updated business plan. J.P. Morgan will begin the process of issuing bonds if council approves community broadband.

    Bonds would be used to cover...

    The City of Loveland has selected J.P. Morgan as the senior managing underwriter for the broadband project. The contract was awarded on Aug. 23 after reviewing 15 RFP responses received by the May 11 deadline.

    J.P. Morgan will begin working with the City this week, advising broadband staff on bonding packages and risk mitigation associated with the project. These recommendations will be presented to City Council on Oct. 23 along with a final broadband network design and updated business plan. J.P. Morgan will begin the process of issuing bonds if council approves community broadband.

    Bonds would be used to cover initial project costs including network buildout, operations, branding and marketing and would be repaid exclusively through service fees from City of Loveland broadband customers.

    “J.P. Morgan was the clear choice for us on this project. Their level of experience with public power and broadband specific projects and commitment to our goals and timeline allows us to move forward in the right direction and present the best possible bonding options,” said Brieana Reed-Harmel, broadband project manager and senior electrical engineer with Loveland Water and Power.

    Over the past seven months, the City’s broadband team has been diligently working to move forward on a series of measures approved by Loveland City Council members Feb. 6. Securing an underwriter is the final measure before the project goes back before council. The staff has been working with Nokia on the broadband network design since June, the Loveland Communication Advisory Board was approved by council July 3, and a community education campaign has been underway since May.

    As activity ramps up ahead of the Oct. 23 City Council meeting, Loveland residents and businesses are encouraged to stay connected with the broadband team by asking questions and voicing opinions. Several community talks are underway beginning at 6 p.m., Aug. 30 at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, and details about an Oct. 4 Town Hall will be announced soon.

    Additional details and engagement tools for the community are available at CityofLoveland.org/Broadband, by email at broadband@cityofloveland.org or by telephone, 970-962-2010.

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  • Loveland Communications Advisory Board named

    4 months ago

    City Council appointed nine members to the new Loveland Communications Advisory Board (LCAB) on July 3, 2018. The LCAB serves as an advisory body to City Council on matters related to City communications services including high-speed broadband services.

    The City of Loveland received 30 applications during the recruitment cycle from April 5 to May 7. Each applicant completed a written interview and the final 15 candidates completed in-person interviews with City staff and council liaisons. The following candidates were selected:

    • Brian Martisius, Vi Wickam and Tom McInerney - one-year term
    • Adam Auriemmo, JD Walker and Paul Langfield – two-year terms
    • ...

    City Council appointed nine members to the new Loveland Communications Advisory Board (LCAB) on July 3, 2018. The LCAB serves as an advisory body to City Council on matters related to City communications services including high-speed broadband services.

    The City of Loveland received 30 applications during the recruitment cycle from April 5 to May 7. Each applicant completed a written interview and the final 15 candidates completed in-person interviews with City staff and council liaisons. The following candidates were selected:

    • Brian Martisius, Vi Wickam and Tom McInerney - one-year term
    • Adam Auriemmo, JD Walker and Paul Langfield – two-year terms
    • Korey Streich, David Hetrick and Richard Bilancia - three-year terms
    • John Fogle, Don Overcash, Dave Clark (alternate) - Council Liaisons
    • Loveland Water and Power Director Joe Bernosky - Staff Liaison

    The LCAB will meet at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month, with the first meeting on July 11. Meetings are located at the Service Center Willow Room at Loveland Water and Power, 200 N. Wilson Ave. For meeting agendas and minutes, visit www.cityofloveland.org/LCAB.


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  • Loveland Broadband Team Awards Network Design Contract to Nokia

    4 months ago

    Tuesday, June 5, was a big night for the broadband project. City Council authorized a contract award for network design and engineering services to Nokia.

    What does this mean for the project? This means that over the next several months, Nokia, with guidance from city staff, will be developing a network design to run fiber past every home and business in the City of Loveland. The end product will provide a more accurate cost for construction and a design that is ready for construction to start. This will be a modified design/build contract with a clear stop between the design...

    Tuesday, June 5, was a big night for the broadband project. City Council authorized a contract award for network design and engineering services to Nokia.

    What does this mean for the project? This means that over the next several months, Nokia, with guidance from city staff, will be developing a network design to run fiber past every home and business in the City of Loveland. The end product will provide a more accurate cost for construction and a design that is ready for construction to start. This will be a modified design/build contract with a clear stop between the design phase and the build phase. Information will be brought back to City Council when costs are known and City Council will decide if and how the city will proceed with broadband.

    What else is the broadband team working on? The resolution passed by City Council on February 6th, 2018, authorized staff to start working on a number of items:

    • We are ramping up the education and outreach to staff and to the community. Several internal and external presentations have already been given and more are planned in the near future.
    • The finance team is working on refining the financial model. We are also evaluating an underwriter to provide costs and options for a potential bond.
    • Applications for the Loveland Communications Committee (LCAB) are being evaluated and interviews will follow in the next couple of weeks.

    Want to know more? Send us an email or engage and ask questions at www.cityofloveland.org/broadband




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