FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Town of Timnath selects Pulse as provider of broadband services
TIMNATH, Colo. (August 15, 2023) – Pulse, a community-owned communications utility providing high-speed internet, Wi-Fi, phone, and television services throughout northern Colorado, has been selected by the Town of Timnath as the provider of broadband services. The decision to move forward was officially presented as an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) during the August 8, 2023, Timnath Town Council meeting and at Tuesday’s Loveland City Council meeting.
“Communities across the country are struggling to ensure that their residents and businesses have access to affordable, high-quality internet,” Brieana Reed-Harmel, Pulse broadband manager, said. “Pulse exists to address this need in northern Colorado, and we are proud to make this critical resource available to the growing Timnath community.”
The decision to move forward with Pulse comes after the Town’s completion of a detailed broadband feasibility study and Broadband Letter of Intent process. Timnath’s Town Planner, Brian Williamson, said, “The selection of Pulse as our broadband service provider reflects a thorough process of assessment and consideration. We are excited to work together, leveraging their expertise to ensure our residents have access to reliable, high-speed internet that will contribute to the growth and prosperity of Timnath.”
As part of the IGA, Pulse will provide a 25% share of gross income on wireline internet service to the Town. That translates to a 2% to 6% return on the town’s capital investment over 20 to 30 years. Full payback is estimated to take about 26 years. The initial phase of capital construction will be funded by existing Town Capital Improvement Funds in the amount of $20 million. Aaron Adams, Timnath Town Manager, said, “The decision to partner with Pulse is more than a broadband agreement; it’s an investment strategy that positions Timnath for long-term success. Our choice to share in the revenue generated underscores our dedication to public benefit and strategic community development.”
The initial planning phase to focus on design, pre-construction preparations, and the permitting process will begin immediately, followed by the network construction phase to include service installation and testing. The construction phase is anticipated to begin this year and will be executed by Pulse’s locally owned and operated construction partners in collaboration with Pulse’s national award-winning communications division. Together, this cohesive team will implement a solid process to communicate with community members, execute work that is as minimally disruptive as possible and respond to community queries quickly and easily. From construction kick-off to service light-up in an area, the timeline is expected to be between six to nine months. Construction of the entire Timnath community is anticipated to take four to five years.
Pulse will provide the following for the Town of Timnath subscribers:
- Internet: With fiber to the premise, Pulse subscribers will receive individualized bandwidth with multi-gigabit, symmetrical options so upload and download speeds are the same as well as unlimited data, no speed throttling and no long-term contracts.
- Wi-Fi: Pulse offers a range of options to enhance the Wi-Fi experience. These options include the flexibility to bring your own device, utilize Pulse base Wi-Fi, and set up an adaptive mesh network.
- Voice: Residential subscribers will enjoy unlimited local and long-distance calling as well as secure 911 access in case of emergency. Business subscribers will have a suite of products to choose from – from a single line to an enterprise-level call center.
- PulseTV: Viewing favorites across 170+ channels (including local and regional channels) are delivered over a modern app-based platform that offers the comforts of a traditional TV experience with 100 hours of Cloud DVR standard.
Pulse is available throughout Loveland and surrounding areas. Interested subscribers can check current availability in their area here at pulsefiber.org/check-availability. For more information about Pulse visit pulsefiber.org.
About Loveland Pulse
Pulse delivers multi-gigabit internet, whole-home managed Wi-Fi, streaming TV, and voice services to Loveland, Colo. and surrounding areas. Established in 2018 with a mission to make high-speed internet available to every home and business in Loveland, Pulse has built the fastest, most reliable fiber network available locally. As a community-owned utility focused on service and technology, Pulse excels in providing exceptional customer experiences. Visit pulsefiber.org to learn more.