By: Eric Hager As the current health crisis forces many employees to work from home and shifted many students out of their classrooms and into remote learning environments having access to fast, reliable internet has become even more vital for families across America. How Fast, Reliable Internet Plants Encourages Economic Growth The internet has been a vital resource for many years now, connecting Americans with remote work opportunities, virtual learning opportunities, and (more recently), a great way to stay connected to friends and loved ones while staying physically distanced. For many Americans, particularly those in small towns, the internet offers a lifeline to the wider world. Remote work opportunities allow American workers to access high-quality jobs around the world without the need to relocate their families. Online continuing education opportunities allow anyone to expand their skill set and knowledge regardless of where they are physically located. Both of these opportunities help plant seeds of prosperity, allowing small towns to… read more →
Reliable, High-Speed Internet: The Difference Between Economic Growth & Economic Stagnation in Rural Mountain Towns
By: Eric Hager Even before COVID-19 changed how many of us go about our daily lives having access to fast, reliable internet was, for many rural mountain towns, the difference between economic growth and economic stagnation or decline. Reliable, High-Speed Internet Promoted Economic Growth Even Before COVID-19 According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, before the pandemic, every new dollar invested in the telecommunications generated $2.10 of economic growth, and according to Reuters every $1 million invested in broadband creates 20 additional local jobs. Research conducted by the Brookings Institute found that for every 1% increase in broadband penetration the local economy grows between 0.2% and 0.3%. Similar findings from the Sacramento Regional Research Institute reveal that for every 1% increase in broadband adoption a region can expect to see a corresponding 0.075% growth in employment and a 0.088% increase in payroll earnings. Investing in broadband is an investment in the community that creates jobs,… read more →
By: Eric Hager The recent health crisis has brought to the foreground just how critical a fast, reliable internet connection has become to daily life. With students attending school remotely and workers logging on from their kitchen tables, broadband has become a lifeline. However, accessing healthcare services in rural Colorado and northern New Mexico can be challenging, and when poor weather closes roads, many communities risk being cut off entirely from critical services. Many local hospitals are also at risk of closure, further limiting access to vital healthcare resources. Why is Broadband So Critical to Rural Healthcare? To better serve rural residents, many healthcare providers are turning to telehealth. These innovative programs allow users to access critical healthcare services remotely via video conferencing software. However, video conferencing is bandwidth-intensive, further highlighting the necessity of fast, reliable broadband internet access for all Coloradans and northern New Mexicans. The Digital Divide & Its Effects on Healthcare The digital… read more →
FORETHOUGHT.net’s lightning fast Gigabit Fiber Broadband – the Fastest Internet in Colorado according to BroadbandNow – has come to Avon, Colorado’s Piedmont Apartments. “The Piedmont Apartments [is] a stunning residential community surrounded by breathtaking mountains and unbeatable shopping and entertainment options.” and now has fiber internet at speeds of 1000Mbps symmetric – a blazing 1 Gig down AND 1 Gig up. In today’s age, Fiber Broadband is one of the most important amenities living units can offer, unlocking flawless remote schooling, telecommuting, and telemedicine. These technologies depend on robust, reliable internet connectivity – and when backed by 100% fiber optic connectivity, can bring new permanent residents to rural towns that are considered safer, cleaner, and friendlier than big cities. FORETHOUGHT.net is committed to bringing fiber broadband to all rural Colorado communities. Our mission is to bridge the “digital divide” that has in the past separated big and small communities, and… read more →
In 2019, BroadbandNow recognized FORETHOUGHT.net as: “#1 Fastest Internet Provider in Colorado” Well what do you know about that.
Today, we lit the first fiber to the home customer in our new Fiber City of Norwood, Colorado. The historic Hotel Norwood is the first, but far from the last, to benefit from our amazing gigabit fiber. This project was done in partnership with the State of Colorado Broadband Fund, Corning, and many other of our key vendors and suppliers. We are offering speeds of 100×100 Mbps, 1000×1000 Mbps (Gigabit), as well as 1G and 10G Enterprise Dedicated service. Addons include telephone service, FORETHOUGHT.tv streaming cable TV, and cloud services.
FORETHOUGHT.net, one of Colorado’s largest independent Internet Service Provider companies, announced today that it has acquired internet provider Peak Internet, of Woodland Park, Colorado. The addition of Peak Internet to the FORETHOUGHT.net family of companies brings the total number of FORETHOUGHT.net Fiber-to-the-Home homes passed to over 5,000, and Wireless homes passed to hundreds of thousands. “Peak Internet is a great addition to the FORETHOUGHT.net family of Internet Provider companies. Teller County is not only beautiful, but growing rapidly, and combined with our existing fiber-to-the-home build in Cripple Creek, we will serve 90% of homes and businesses in Teller County”, said Jawaid Bazyar, President of FORETHOUGHT.net. Jayson Baker, owner of Peak Internet added, “I thought long and hard about the right home for Peak Internet. I chose FORETHOUGHT.net because they share my vision for serving rural Colorado with excellent service at affordable prices with outstanding customer support, and because they also… read more →
Job Description: Accounts Payable Specialist Reports to President Why Us FORETHOUGHT.net is a leading provider of high speed fiber Internet and telephone services throughout Denver and rural Colorado. We are bringing critical internet connectivity to rural towns to bridge the “digital divide”. Description As the FORETHOUGHT.net Accounts Payable Specialist, you will perform crucial job duties, ensuring vendors get paid for services and products rendered. You will interact with several teams and support 5 markets throughout Colorado. The ideal candidate will be tenaciously focused, organized, and detail-oriented in an environment that demands rapid decision making. You have the ability to work independently and with a team in a high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness. You have strong problem-solving and multi-tasking skills. Additionally you just have a desire to improve processes and a willingness to make those improvements a reality. Responsibilities Manage daily operations of all AP transactions including sorting… read more →
July 25, 2020 FORETHOUGHT.net, one of Colorado’s leading rural broadband providers, announced today that it constructing fiber to the home networks in 5 communities in rural Colorado. Four of the five projects are in conjunction with the State of Colorado’s “Colorado Broadband Fund” program for rural broadband development. “We will be covering the entirety of the cities of Ouray, Cripple Creek, and Norwood with modern and affordable gigabit fiber broadband,” said Jawaid Bazyar, President of FORETHOUGHT.net. “Additionally, we will be building fiber to the home in the communities of Ski Ranches in Telluride, and the Piedmont Apartments being built in Avon, Colorado. Thousands of people will benefit from the fastest, most reliable internet anywhere in Colorado – FORETHOUGHT.net Gigabit.” Fiber optic cable transmits information as pulses of light, instead of electrical signals on antiquated copper wire. Gigabit means 1000 Megabits – compared to typical ‘phone company’ Internet, Fiber Gigabit service… read more →
July 25, 2020 FORETHOUGHT.net launches Glass Roots Fiber construction company FORETHOUGHT.net, one of Colorado’s leading rural broadband providers, announced today that it has launched a new subsidiary called Glass Roots Fiber. “Glass Roots Fiber is being staffed with experts in fiber splicing and underground construction, in order to accelerate FORETHOUGHT.net fiber to the home initiatives throughout rural Colorado”, said Jawaid Bazyar, President of FORETHOUGHT.net. “By having these capabilities in house, we will be able to do the work we need, when we need it, at the best possible cost. This will be a huge benefit to our rural Colorado markets.” Underground construction is currently an especially expensive way to deploy fiber broadband, costing up to 10 times as much as deploying fiber on poles. “Lower cost to build means lower cost of service and more customers reached for the same dollar, and is exactly what rural Colorado needs to increase… read more →