I don’t use a wireless router, what will I need to do to receive service from FORETHOUGHT.net?
Two devices are required for service. A fiber modem (provided by FORETHOUGHT.net) and a gigabit capable WiFi router (you can purchase your own or rent one from FORETHOUGHT.net).
I have a wireless router but it is old, what kind of wireless router will I need to receive service from FORETHOUGHT.net? Any suggested brands?
You will need a gigabit capable WiFi router. You can purchase your own or rent one from FORETHOUGHT.net.
FORETHOUGHT.net offers a Managed WiFi Router service: for $10.00 per month we will provide a GigaSpire router, including full remote management and support. Should it break, we will replace it at no cost to you.
GigaSpire is a top quality, cutting-edge WiFi-6 router capable of delivering over 1 Gigabit wireless speed to compatible devices.
To ensure great coverage in your home, additional GigaSpires can also act as repeaters/boosters to extend signal into hard to reach areas.
Additional paid features include Active Security Scan to proactively monitor your internet and block potential threats.
If you wish to purchase your own router, you will need to buy one capable of gigabit throughput. We do not make recommendations for third party routers.
My wireless router is on the other side of my house from my garage where I think FORETHOUGHT.net will put a device (fiber modem) to convert the fiber data to digital for use in my home. Does my wireless router need to be by the fiber modem, or can it stay where it is?
The router connects to the fiber modem with a CAT5/6 cable. As long as a CAT5/6 cable can be run between the two at a maximum distance of 150 feet, you can locate the router anywhere.
Is there a certain kind of cable that needs to exist inside the home to transfer the data to the wireless router?
If your home does not have the appropriate CAT5/6 wiring, the following local Telluride-Area A/V Contractors can install such wiring:
San Juan Sound and Vision — 970-765-0233
Artistic Systems — 970-729-2248
Superior – 970-249-4537
I have a tenant in my home / a detached structure on my property. How do we both get separate service securely?
Both the homeowner and the tenant will need to sign up for separate service, they will have separate billing, and have their own unique fiber modem & Wi-Fi Router.
I have a separate structure for which I would like shared service with the main house, how do I make this happen? Is there an extra cost to make this happen?
You would either have to run your own CAT5/6 or Fiber cable between the structures and install an additional router, such as FORETHOUGHT.net’s GigaSpire, or, purchase a separate service from FORETHOUGHT.net. Local Telluride-area A/V contractors can assist with connecting the separate structure to the main house.
How will you get the fiber to my home? Do I need to be home when you install it? Do you need access to the inside of my home?
You do not need to be home when we trench the fiber drop from the curb to your house
Our fiber modem and router will go inside your house; you will need to be home for this part of the install
Do I have to sign up for a certain length of time?
All services are month to month, and no contract is required.
If you sign up on January 25, you will be charged a partial month through January 31 and then month to month service commences February 1. If you cancel March 25, you will be charged through the end of the month, March 31.
I currently do not have a house on my lot, but plan on building one in the future, what will it cost me to connect then?
At the time other utilities are trenched to the new home, the homeowner will be responsible to ensure that a 2″ (2 inch) conduit for our fiber is available and routed to our nearest handhole in the street.
When the homeowner signs up for service, FORETHOUGHT.net will install and connect the fiber to their home at no cost at that time.
How do I sign up for service?
You can use this link https://forethought.net/ski-ranches/ to sign up now. This will ensure that you are on the list to have the installation drop trenched to your home before the winter and construction crews leave. You must sign up by September 13, 2020. After that time, you will be responsible for ensuring that a 2″ (2 inch) conduit for our fiber is available and routed to our nearest handhole in the street.
I have a contract with DirecTV/CenturyLink/other….Can I wait to sign up with FORETHOUGHT.net when my contract ends with these other companies?
Yes, you can set your FORETHOUGHT.net start date for service to any date – but make sure to place your order for service now so we can ensure we construct your drop to your home this fall.
I have a contract with…..(info above) and the cancellation fee is very high. How can I connect with FORETHOUGHT.net at the Ski Ranches price without incurring these other charges?
You can wait to set your FORETHOUGHT.net start date until your other service ends – but make sure to place your order for service now so we can ensure we will construct your drop to your home this fall.
CenturyLink will not rebate me if I change service to FORETHOUGHT.net in the middle of the month. They charge in advance. I cannot afford to connect and pay for two services at the same time. Can I connect with FORETHOUGHT.net the beginning of the month so there is no loss in service?
Yes, you can schedule your particular start date with our Installation Coordinator.
Is there a tabletop box that I need to rent to receive TV services? DirecTV has tabletop receivers that must be connected to each TV. Is that the same with FORETHOUGHT.net?
Our streaming television service requires one of the following devices:
Amazon Fire Stick
Google TV / Android
More information about our TV service (ordered separately) is available at https://forethought.tv.
Is new service with FORETHOUGHT.net easy to install once you connect to the garage? Is there someone I can call who can walk me through the process to connect my router so I have service?
Your service will be installed by one of our professional on-site installers, who will install a Fiber Modem, and a GigaSpire router if desired, and ensure your service works and is speed tested according to our strict Service Level Agreement.
Is there a satellite dish or some other device that I need to install on my property when connecting with FORETHOUGHT.net?
When FORETHOUGHT.net connects your home to the fiber system, there will be a NID (network interface device) box installed on the outside of the property where the fiber comes into your home. You will not need to install any other device on the outside of the property.