The Town Of Estes Park Unveils Trailblazer Broadband

Town officials gathered with F.O. and Flora Stanley and over 200 attendees to celebrate the launch of Trailblazer Broadband Sept. 25. Symbolizing the new broadband service, the group "connected the fiber optics" as the brand was revealed. Pictured from the left are Liz Potter portraying Flora Stanley, Kurtis Kelly portraying F.O Stanley, Mayor Todd Jirsa, Town Administrator Travis Machalek, and Utilities Director Reuben Bergsten. Courtesy photo

Estes Park Power & Communications, formerly Estes Park Light & Power, has established Trailblazer Broadband, a community-owned and operated high-speed internet service that is delivered over fiber optic cable. The Town unveiled its new service during an official launch party to introduce the Trailblazer brand to the community. Trailblazer Broadband service is the only high-speed internet service delivered over fiber-optic lines, resulting in the fastest and most reliable option available to residents and businesses.

"The Town of Estes Park is committed to continuing its legacy as trailblazers," said Travis Machalek, Estes Park Town Administrator. "Our leaders -- the innovative pioneers from Estes Park's early and recent history -- have provided a solid foundation for us to build on today. This is another tremendous milestone in the history of our mountain community."

During the official launch event Sept. 25 at the Estes Park Event Center, community members and key players came together to celebrate the Trailblazer brand unveiling, which has been embargoed during the development of the service. Themed in step with the brand tagline, "Connecting Our Community," the event featured an official brand reveal and "fiber lighting" ceremony, informational exhibits, user resources, demonstrations and more guided through a trail path for guests to enjoy. Other tie-ins included a past to present dialogue, visuals and setting to honor the Town's innovative history.

"Founded from cornerstones of community vitality and connectivity, Trailblazer strives to meet the needs and values of our customers," said Kate Rusch, Town of Estes Park Public Information Officer. "Since the service's inception, Town developers stayed tuned to local residents' perspectives to ensure the community voice and values remain at the forefront."

Businesses and residents are offered several different service options and rates to best suits their needs. The initial startup phase utilizes Power & Communications' smart grid fiber-optic infrastructure, which already exists in specific neighborhoods and is in development in others. Trailblazer Broadband will be available in some locations this year and will roll out in surrounding areas within the Power & Communications' service area over the next three to five years. A phase map is available at www.TrailblazerBroadband.com and it will soon allow users to enter an address to see approximate availability in that area.

To learn more about Trailblazer Broadband service and fill out an interest form for additional updates, visit www.TrailblazerBroadband.com.

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