I am proud that FORETHOUGHT.net has been selected to be the Internet Service Provider for the Durango 9-R Schools. This builds on a long relationship we have had with 9-R via our subsidiary, Brainstorm Internet, based in beautiful Durango, Colorado. This was made possible through the incredible hard work my team has been doing over the past several years to completely rebuild and upgrade our regional backbone network in Western Colorado. Our backbone is redundant, fast, and utilizes state of the art router technology including MPLS. https://www.durangoschools.org/
Unfortunately, more and more, we are seeing resistance by property management companies for both residential and commercial property managers to deny their tenants access to the telecommunications provider of their choice. While we understand that property managers are often overworked, and don’t have a vested direct interest in the telecom business, the increasing refusal to work with telecoms is causing real problems for businesses like our customers. Just earlier this week, a property manager flat-out told us, and one of our customers (and their tenant) that “There’s enough fiber in here, use one of those”, denying their tenant their choice. We recommend that businesses seeking new office space, demand the inclusion of language along these lines into any lease agreement: “Landlord shall, so long as there is no direct cost to landlord, allow and facilitate Tenant to bring in the telecommunications provider of their choice.” It is I think often… read more →
This is a recording of a Facebook live video stream from Red Cliff Colorado’s Town Hall. https://www.facebook.com/VailNews/videos/10155149251819646/
Read about FORETHOUGHT.net efforts in Silverton, CO in the Durango Herald. http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20160916/NEWS01/160919674/-1/
FORETHOUGHT.net goes live in Silverton, CO with up to 100Mbps lightning-fast Internet. Nice write-up about our efforts in rural Colorado communities, after decades of neglect by CenturyLink. http://www.denverpost.com/2016/09/11/high-speed-internet-silverton-mining-village-out-of-digital-desert/
Nice write-up by Confluence Denver on the state of broadband competition in Denver. http://www.confluence-denver.com/features/gigabit_041316.aspx
FORETHOUGHT.net is proud to announce that we have installed a direct dark fiber connection into the Netflix cache located in South Denver, and have turned up a direct network interconnection with Netflix. This connection provides FORETHOUGHT.net customers the shortest path from Netflix to the end user – ensuring the best quality video experience. This investment by FORETHOUGHT.net avoids congested Internet exchange points, reduces delay in transmissions, and reduces the chance for packet loss which causes annoying “rebuffering” interruptions in your Internet video experience. FORETHOUGHT.net is committed to the highest quality Internet connectivity for its customers in Colorado and New Mexico. We achieve this goal by directly interconnecting our customers to content networks, bypassing the public Internet. FORETHOUGHT.net also peers directly with Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo – all on dedicated, high speed fiber optic infrastructure.
Apparently CenturyLink is going to try out implementing bandwidth caps and usage charges for its Internet services. What do you all think of that? https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160211/09480933576/centurylink-follows-comcasts-lead-to-start-charging-broadband-overage-fees.shtml
FORETHOUGHT.net, the parent company of Brainstorm Internet, announces today that it has purchased Vidion, an existing cable company serving Silverton Colorado. Its purchase is part of its overall strategy to bring high speed Internet to rural areas. Its backhaul is on fiber transport. Working closely with city administrators to provide the fastest speeds possible to the region, Forethought.net is now in the position to provide each home and business with up to 100M Internet service. “We have been working for over two years to negotiate the best approach to finally serve Silverton, CO,” Sid Arnold, General Manager of Brainstorm Internet reported. “We are delighted that we can provide 100M Internet speeds on our first phase of the build out through this cable company acquisition.” FORETHOUGHT.net will introduce high speed internet service using the existing cable infrastructure delivering a service that the town of Silverton has been waiting for. “We are… read more →
FORETHOUGHT.net was one of the very first participants at Comfluent, which is now known as CoreSite, at the Denver Gas and Electric Building (910 15th Street) in Denver. Here’s our page at the CoreSite Community online. CoreSite Community Link We can provide Internet, telephone, or cloud service connectivity through our POP in CoreSite.