High Speed Broadband is a reality for Delta County! DCED recognizes that affordable, reliable and fast broadband is not a luxury; it's a necessity. Affordable broadband is a building block for healthy communities. Delta County was being left behind which put our economic future at grave risk - but no more! Due to leadership through the county, DCED, Region 10 and Delta Montrose Electric Association affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband is now available in parts of Delta County, with more communities coming on line. Region 10 is working to bring the middle mile infrastructure to each of our communities. Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), our rural electric co-op through Elevate Fiber is building fiber to the premise throughout their service area, bringing world-class gigabit service to Delta County.
Why Broadband - Why Now
Wait! I have Internet, don’t I have broadband? No, most of Delta County does not have broadband Internet. Subscribing to Internet service that clocks in at less than 25 Mbps is no longer considered "broadband".
Affordable, reliable and high-speed broadband is not a luxury; it's a necessity. High speed broadband is a building block for healthy communities. Research shows that that high-performance broadband network usage correlates with economic growth in rural America: low levels of broadband adoption, providers and availability are associated with lower median household income, higher levels of poverty and decreased number of firms and total employment. (Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Challenges, and Options By Gallardo, Strover, and Whitacre, March 2013)
Currently Delta is being left behind which puts our economic future at grave risk
Why the Community Needs Affordable High Speed Broadband Internet