DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – Sterling Ranch, Lumiere Fiber, and CenturyLink today announced that together, they will provide one of the fastest residential Internet speeds available in the U.S. to residents of the mixed-use, master-planned community in northwest Douglas County. CenturyLink will be the exclusive broadband provider for Sterling Ranch, delivering gigabit Internet service over Lumiere’s fiber-optic network that delivers fiber to every home. This is the first time CenturyLink has brought gigabit service to an entire community in Colorado.
Sterling Ranch residents will be connected to fiber from the first day in their new homes. The Internet service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, will be offered at a special rate of $85 per month, with a wireless access point included and the opportunity to add on Prism TV and other CenturyLink services at an additional charge.
Beyond delivering some of the fastest residential Internet speeds available today, Sterling Ranch invested in its fiber-optic network to support the community’s intelligent infrastructure. Fiber provides both the connectivity and flexibility to adapt to future technologies.
“Sterling Ranch’s vision to elevate their infrastructure to give residents forward-thinking digital experiences like eHealth, distance learning, community engagement and smart home control presents a unique opportunity for CenturyLink to deliver an exceptional broadband service offering speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to an entire community,” added Chris Denzin, vice president national field and partner sales for CenturyLink. “We look forward to working with like-minded developers who see gig speeds and fiber as a path to enhance their communities.”
With site work currently underway and dry utilities including fiber being installed this fall, seven homebuilders will soon break ground on model homes in Sterling Ranch’s first of nine villages. Providence Village will ultimately include a new K-8 school with input on design and curriculum from Vanderbilt University, a church, a civic center, a recreation center, and 85 acres of scenic open space, as well as a series of local parks. The pedestrian-friendly community, which will continue to be built out over approximately 20 years, will connect 30 miles of internal trails, open space, two adjacent state parks and three regional parks.
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