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LOVELAND PULSE HITS BORING MILESTONE: 1,000,000 FEET!
July 8, 2021
Loveland Pulse, the City’s community-owned, 100% fiber-optic internet network, is in year two of what is estimated to be a four-year construction process to pass each and every address in the city. The project is on schedule, on budget, and milestones are being achieved regularly. For an idea of that distance (more than 189 miles!), it would be similar to boring a straight line between Loveland and the Great Sand Dunes National Park, which is southwest of Pueblo.
Pulse’s locally owned-and-operated partner, Colorado Boring – who you’ll recognize out in the field in their big, beautiful yellow trucks — is employing a low-impact directional boring technique (as opposed to open trenching) to install conduit in utility easements and public-rights-of-way. That conduit will then house the fiber-optics that will allow pulses of light travelling over threads of glass to bring gigabit internet, phone, and (coming soon!) television to homes and businesses.
This was achieved after construction kicked-off during what turned out to be a record-setting, historic November snowfall in our region and doing so during a once-in-a-century pandemic added an unpredictable layer yet we still were able to achieve this amazing milestone.
CITY AND PUBLIC JOIN LOVELAND’S PULSE UTILITY FOR GROUNDBREAKING NEXT TO NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS HUT
November 13, 2019
The pile of dirt scooped by city representatives at Pulse’s groundbreaking ceremony may have been transported from the yard of contractor GE Construction, but the buzz surrounding the launch of Loveland’s city-owned broadband utility is real.
Members of the Pulse team were joined by contractors, local officials — including members of the Loveland Communications Advisory Board, City Council members, City Manager Steve Adams and Mayor Jacki Marsh — and members of the public at the Loveland Water and Power Service Center on Wednesday to break ground on the largest capital project in the city’s history. “Nobody on our team takes the significance and size of this project lightly,” Pulse construction project manager Kim Reeves said. “I know I speak for the entire Pulse team when I say that we look forward to installing your service.”
The first customers for the project are expected to come online in the first quarter of 2020, and the network will be fully built out in 2023. The ceremony took place in front of the telecommunications equipment hut installed Oct. 31, which was the first actual piece of construction related to the project.
Wednesday’s ceremony comes just a few days ahead of the start of work by Colorado Boring to drill conduits for the fiber optic cable that will comprise the Pulse network, Reeves said.
Read more from Max Levy’s Reporter-Herald story on the groundbreaking event Nov. 13.
LOVELAND PULSE CONTRACT AWARDED TO COLORADO BORING
November 1, 2019
Fort Collins-based Colorado Boring, along with GE Construction and Backbone Fiber, will lead construction efforts for all central office and outside plant operations, including installation of telecommunications huts and construction for feeder and distribution networks. Basically, they will install our fiber-optic network underground throughout all public areas of the city.