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Delta-Montrose Electric Association is your member-owned and locally controlled rural electric cooperative. We are proud to energize and serve more than 27,000 members in Montrose, Delta, and Gunnison counties. As your not-for-profit electric cooperative we put you—our members—first, which means our programs and services, including Elevate, are designed to benefit you. Please contact us for more information at 877-687-3632 or stop by our DMEA offices during regular business hours.
Great internet for everyday family use. Surf, stream, and share on 5 devices all without buffering—100 Mbps download/100 Mbps upload.
If your family has device overload, this is the plan for you! Work from home, download HD movies, upload and transfer data, game online, all at incredible speed. 1 Gig download/1 Gig upload.
Elevate voice gives you unlimited local and long distance calling, plus advanced features to keep communication flowing.
With 100 Mbps internet your business can reach new heights with symmetrical speeds—100 Mbps download/100 Mbps upload—and employees will no longer have to wait on that buffering symbol to get the job done.
Power your business success. Access cloud services with no delays. Transfer data and large files and run video security systems. Connect multiple workstations and wireless devices (15 - 35 average). Offer fast guest WiFi. Dedicated IP and network with business level support. Service guarantee of 99.9% and 4-hour repair response time
With 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps) internet the power is now in your businesses hands. With symmetrical speeds—1 Gig download/1 Gig upload—and a dedicated connection your business will rise above and get the job done every time.
Elevate voice delivers unlimited local and long distance calling, plus advanced features to keep communication flowing.
Extend the WiFi in your home or add an additional connection to your barn or shop.
These are zones where Elevate has reached the preregistration goal. Service is now available or is under construction.
These are zones where a goal must be met before fiber service will be made available. Please preregister, on the right, to help your area reach its goal. The fiber build order is based on when each area reaches its goal. Thank you for your patience while we work hard to bring fiber service to all of our members.
3:12pm February 23, 2018
Thank you for supporting Elevate Fiber. Can you believe we're in year two of our project? Here's to another successful year.
We’re kicking off the New Year by doing a bit of house cleaning on our preregistrations. That means we’re deleting duplicate preregistrations and you may see a change in your zone’s goal status.
Remember, we use the preregistration information collected at join.elevatefiber.com to help us determine where to build next. In order to keep our preregistrations accurate, we will be deleting duplicate preregistrations. In some zones, there are enough duplicate preregistrations that you’ll see a reduction in the percentage to goal when they are removed.
Help keep things on track and remind people to only preregister once. If you’re not sure if you have preregistered, just give us a call at 877-687-3632. A customer service representative can confirm your Elevate preregistration.
Thank you for supporting Elevate – we look forward to bringing you the fastest and more reliable internet around!
10:03am February 6, 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended the Elevate Fiber event at The Coffee Trader's new location on Jan. 19. We had an amazing turnout from the Montrose community members and surrounding areas. Members were able to preregister for Elevate service, demo 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps) internet, visit with our local reps and get answers to their DMEA and Elevate questions, and were even able to check out construction equipment that is being used during the fiber build. Wondering when your community will get service? Visit the "Zones" tab at join.elevatefiber.com to see where your community stands on meeting its goal. Make sure to preregister as well and to tell your friends, neighbors, and family to preregister too.
And don''t worry we have more events coming up. Visit with our team this Friday in Crawford at the Diamond Joe Cafe and Saloon for "Power Bites" from 11 AM to 1 PM. (Hwy 92 Crawford, CO). See you there!
If you have not had the chance to check out The Coffee Trader's new location stop by for a coffee, tea, or quick bite: 211 S. 5th Street in Montrose.
11:44am January 15, 2018
Join us at The Coffee Trader's new Montrose location and try out great coffee, tea, and treats on January 19. Plus, you'll have the chance to test out the fastest internet in town - 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps) from Elevate Fiber.
The important stuff:
2:08pm January 11, 2018
It seems winter is finally here – at least that’s what the ground says. The cold temperatures have slowed down our underground construction work. Our team is working quickly, but frozen ground has slowed our pace for connecting homes with underground services. We appreciate your patience and continued support.
One of Elevate's underground construction crews bores the ground in preparation for conduit in the English Gardens subdivision in Montrose.
2:42pm December 19, 2017
Ring in the New Year with Elevate. We're giving away a 4K Smart TV to one person in each zone that hits its goal before the ball drops on New Year's Eve. Are you ready? The clock is ticking so get out there and spread the word.
100 Mbps internet for just $49.95, delivered by a local company you already know and trust. What are you waiting for? Visit our Facebook page to share the competition on your own wall with friends and family.
And remember, the big guy in the red suit is watching, so no cheating. Duplicate preregistrations don't count and will be removed.
Thank you for supporting Elevate and helping bring fiber to our rural communities!
9:26am October 16, 2017
12:38pm October 3, 2017
5:31pm September 26, 2017
Come enjoy craft beers, live music, delicious food, face painting, and more. Make sure to stop by our booth to taste the all-new Basecamp Blonde and Summit Ale from Elevate and Horsefly. Our booth will be jam-packed with great beer, awesome prizes, FREE WiFi, and a team to answer all of your questions about the fastest internet in town. Learn more at our Facebook Event Page.
8:31am August 24, 2017
Elevate internet is here and over 1,500 people have been installed with service and over 8,000 people have preregistered. We need to keep the momentum going and need your help. Stop by any DMEA office during normal business hours and pick up our new referral cards to hand out to your friends and family. Once you are both preregistered for service you will BOTH be put in our monthly drawing to win a cool prize. Pick up your referral cards today for your chance to win!
5:38pm July 11, 2017
Stunning scenery, an industrious spirit, and a rich quality of life: These qualities make Montrose and the surrounding areas a great place to live, work, and play. They are also the major highlights of a collaborative video from Elevate Fiber, powered by DMEA, and the City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism. The video titled “Are You Ready?” features the riches of western Colorado, which now include access to gigabit internet. Working together, Elevate and the city’s Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) produced the video along with a supporting brochure to promote economic development throughout the region.
“Western Colorado is an amazing place to live - we already know this. But the way we live and work continues to evolve and it will be more important than ever for us to move forward and stay connected. Elevate is connecting our remote and rugged region to the rest of the world and it’s time we start celebrating that,” said Jasen Bronec, DMEA CEO.
The video celebrates what makes our region great: recreation, agriculture, and an entrepreneurial spirit - something that can now thrive with access to gigabit internet speeds. The exceptional speeds, coupled with the changing dynamics of how people work, have created communities ripe with potential for economic advancement. Elevate Fiber was started because our members had a need for quality high-speed internet and now that it has become a reality (well off to a start) we have the opportunity for long-term sustainability for our beauitful area. One more reason for us to celebrate our home!
Elevate is excited to celebrate our home, our future, our members, and this video is one way that we are making the celebration a great one. Help us celebrate by checking out this video and sharing what you love most about our communities on our Facebook page, remember to tag posts with #adventurewestco.
1:19pm June 29, 2017
1,000+ customers installed
Elevate Fiber, powered by DMEA, was introduced one year ago at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members. The introduction of the project was one of the most exciting moments for DMEA and our members. The story has always been the same—our members asked us provide high-speed internet to our area. We listened and we acted.
“Elevate is truly an example of the power of cooperative membership. Without the passion and support of our members, we could not have brought the company to life. It has been overwhelming to see members from all parts of our service territory express their need for high-speed internet and their appreciation for our efforts. I commend our board for representing our members’ best interests and working to improve the quality of life in the region by building a fiber network,” said Jasen Bronec, DMEA CEO.
Fiber builds are expensive, time consuming, frustrating, rewarding, and more. Every day brings something new and it is not always easy making sure all members have the chance to be involved in the project updates. We send a sincere thanks to every single member for their continued support, even during the challenges and frustrations.
We are proud to say that before we hit one year of the project being live, we have connected more than 1,000 members to Elevate Fiber. To continue to be successful, we will constantly evaluate the construction process, how we install the fiber to communities (boring underground vs. aerial, as an example), the equipment we use, the speeds we offer, new solutions that may be offered, the actual in-home installation process, and much more. There was no way that one year ago we could have predicted every bump or the outpouring of member requests to get fiber to their area first. The realities of construction and member feedback have changed how we complete the work.
“Response from our members has been extraordinary. We know it can be frustrating for people to realize that their community may not be able to get fiber this year. With more than 3,000 miles of fiber to build across Montrose and Delta counties, it will take years to provide service in all DMEA communities. The success in the areas that already have service is contagious. The more communities that get live service, the more the excitement grows—let’s keep the momentum going,” said Bronec.
Which zones will be next?
Fiber is being delivered first to communities who have shown the most interest by preregistering at join.elevatefiber.com. However, this is just one way we evaluate when and where Elevate can build. We also evaluate factors that influence overall costs, such as a community’s geography and timeline for seeing a positive financial return on our investment, among other factors. The end goal is to provide access to our network to every DMEA member, but there must be interest from the members and the incoming revenue from areas that have service to support the continued build. One year down and many more ahead, but that has always been the reality of this project. An entire fiber project cannot be built overnight or even within two years. The continued patience and support of our members is what will make Elevate a long-term success.
Communities in construction
Home and business installations are currently taking place in multiple zones. If you live in one of the zones listed below, it is extremely important to contact us as soon as possible. Call 877-687-3632, visit join.elevatefiber.com, or stop by one of our local DMEA offices during normal business hours to get signed up for service.
Communities coming soon – make ready
Our goal is to get multiple areas in this stage over the next few months. The make ready stage is when our crews come into the area and lay the main network and bring fiber to each meter on the outside of a home or business.
If your community is not listed above, do not worry, with continued support from you and your neighbors you may be next. You can follow how close your community is to reaching its goal by visiting join.elevatefiber.com and clicking on the Zones tab. The first step to bringing fiber to your community is to reach the set goal—become a champion for your community to help spread the word—just ask us how.
Stay updated and show your support
Follow our Updates section at join.elevatefiber.com, follow us on Facebook by searching for Elevate Fiber, RSVP for our community events through Facebook or the Events section at join.elevatefiber.com, or stop by our Customer Experience Center at the DMEA Montrose office to ensure you are always in the know. This is a long road and we need our members’ support to make Elevate Fiber a reality for all our communities. Having a solid, reliable, future-proof network will change the way we live, work, and play. Elevate Fiber is here and moving at 1 Gig speeds.
10:47am May 30, 2017
Elevate Fiber and DMEA are excited to announce that our fiber internet build project was recognized at the 2017 CONNECT Conference put on by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Our project efforts took home the highest honor possible—2017 Edgar F. Chesnutt Award, a part of the Spotlight on Excellence Awards Program.
Most importantly, this award would not have been possible without the support of our membership, so thank you. Elevate Fiber was brought to life because of our members’ needs for faster and more reliable internet service. As we have said before, you asked, and we listened. Elevate was launched almost a year ago at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members in Montrose. Over these short 12 months, DMEA, Elevate, and all our amazing members have created something so much more than just an internet solution for our area. We have thrived together; supported each other; put on events and raised awareness to get people engaged. Without all our members being active and asking questions—we would not be where we are today. So, again, thank you members.
“This award reinforces the important work we are doing in our communities. Our members have a need and we are here to deliver, just like we did with electricity years ago. Thank you to our members and board for their continued support of this monumental project.” mentioned Jasen Bronec, CEO at DMEA, after taking home the award.
DMEA’s team and the Elevate Fiber project were spotlighted at the CONNECT Conference back in early May and we wanted to share the success and thank every one of our members. Check out the spotlight video from the conference below. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and share this with your friends and family.
9:59am April 13, 2017
Do you know what internet speed you currently pay for? Secondly, did you know the minimum speed needed for a “good experience” on one device is 10 Mbps? Who has just one device (think about smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs)? And who is okay settling because nothing else is available?
Elevate Fiber delivers much more than a “good experience” on every device that needs to be connected to the internet, wired or via WiFi. Not only is Elevate delivering truly high-speed internet options, we are building the most reliable, future-proof network with fiber.
You may have asked yourself why do I need more speed? If you are a basic email user, you may not think you need more speed, but wouldn't you like to have the reliability of fiber and be able to upload or download photos from email without waiting? Let's look at some everyday activities and the difference between a 10 Mbps vs. 100 Mbps vs. 1 Gig connection.
5:24pm March 29, 2017
Congratulations to all those who live in Hotchkiss 48—your zone has reached its preregistration goal to move to the next phase in construction!
We will communicate with all those preregistered via email so make sure your join.elevatefiber.com account has the correct email address noted, sign in here to check. Make sure to spread the news to your neighbors too, as they will want to make sure they are on the list and can take advantage of the limited time $100 installation fee (includes free WiFi router) before construction is completed.
So, what happens once an area reaches its goal? Reaching the goal that is set on join.elevatefiber.com is just the first step. Once an area reaches the needed goal to move to the next phase there are a lot of different processes that must take place to ensure the build runs smoothly. Each zone can take months to complete depending on main fiber line installation, equipment, permitting, and then actual customer installations. If you want to know more about the construction process and equipment details, check out this FAQ. We know at times the process and timeline can be frustrating but thank you to all our members for the continued patience and excitement—we could not do this without all of you.
We try to keep all members informed on progress and announcements, but remember to follow us on Facebook to have access to the latest Elevate news and happenings. What zone is going to be next?
8:47am March 27, 2017
Make sure to mark your calendar for all of our upcoming events. Check out the new events feature on our project's site to always know what is happening in our communities. Our events are a great place to learn more about Elevate Fiber, stay updated on the project's progress, get your questions answered, preregsiter for service, and visit with your friends from DMEA.
10:40am March 23, 2017
Can you tell we’re excited to kick off home installations in Orchard City 104? This is the second zone to have access to our 100% fiber network and gigabit internet speeds. Last fall, Paonia 047 became the first area to receive service. Now, almost 400 customers are surfing, streaming, working, and playing on the fastest internet connection in town!
Here are some photos from a few of our very first installs in Orchard City 104 this week:
Montrose 721 we’re headed your way next. Stayed tuned for a call from our installation schedulers next month. We hope to be bringing live service to your area by late April. In the meantime, keep spreading the good word: share our updates, like us on Facebook, send emails to your contacts, and tell everyone how excited you are for Elevate. Plus, don’t forget to set yourself as a Champion on this site so we can call on you for help.
2:58pm March 16, 2017
If you’re in this zone and have preregistered for service, be sure to complete your contract so your name can be added to the installation ready list. You should have received everything you need via email earlier this week. Can’t find our email in your inbox? Don’t worry, just give us a call at 877-687-3632 and speak with one of our customer service representatives.
Remember, the construction process takes time—from the time you sign your contract to having live service in your home can take as much at 90 days. Thank you for the continued patience and support!
The work isn't over, Orchard City 104. Keep spreading the good word to your friends and neighbors to sign up before it’s too late. Once our crews leave the area, the installation price goes up to $199. Plus, the rest of DMEA’s service territory still needs your help. Help the other zones reach their goals by continuing to champion the project in your community.
11:02am February 9, 2017
Montrose supporters, mark your calendars for the Morning Buzz with DMEA on Friday, February 17. DMEA is hosting an open house at Backstreet Bagel between 7:00 and 9:00 AM. Swing by for a free coffee and treat and ask questions while you wait for your order to fill. We’ll have a few Elevate reps on hand too! There won’t be a formal presentation, so just stop by when you can. Ask a quick question or stay and chat awhile.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with Elevate Fiber and your co-op representatives, including Jasen Bronec, DMEA CEO. So, come one come all and bring along your friends and family. See you at the Buzz!
Friday, February 17
Backstreet Bagel, 127 N. Townsend, Montrose
7:00 – 9:00 AM
Don’t live in Montrose? Don’t worry, DMEA is hosting the Morning Buzz across their service territory over the next few months—they’ll be in Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Olathe, Paonia, and back in Montrose. Click here to see the full schedule.
4:32pm January 30, 2017
First off, if you’re reading this, thank you for supporting Elevate. By preregistering for service, you’re working to bring the fastest and most reliable internet connection to your community.
Remember, we’re using the information we collect on this website to help us determine where to build next. That means we work to keep the preregistration numbers accurate and will delete duplicate preregistrations when they appear. In some zones, there are enough duplicate preregistrations that you’ll see a reduction in the percentage to goal when the duplicates are removed.
Help us keep things on track and remind people to only preregister once. If you’re not sure if you have preregistered, just . . .
8:56am January 6, 2017
Hey Elevate backers, just wanted to give you all a heads up that we are adjusting some of the individual zone goals. After more in-depth design work and additional financial analysis we are able to refine goals in several zones. So, if you see a big swing in a zone, don't be alarmed, it is just the work that we are doing to ensure that we build out our system as effectively and efficienctly as possible.
1:35pm January 3, 2017
Happy New Year to all of our Elevate supporters—we hope you had a safe and fun holiday weekend. 2016 brought some great success with the launch of Elevate and the FIRST INSTALLS of Elevate Fiber to our members. There are big plans for 2017 and we appreciate your continued support and patience as our crews work to bring the fastest internet to our communities. Winter weather, permitting, and deployment will continue to create obstacles and we encourage you to follow us on our Elevate Facebook page to get the most recent updates. Plus, for a limited time you still have a chance at winning one of many great prizes by participating in our Facebook contest.
3:40pm December 22, 2016
Elevate crews have been extremely busy the last several months delivering fiber service to our members in the Paonia area. Installations started in late October and we now have over 150 members installed. We appreciate everyone's patience and support through this process. Every day brings new obstacles and we are doing everything possible to exceed our members' expectations and to keep our members informed.
We wanted to let you know that our crews will be taking some time off for the holidays, so don't fret when our trucks are not rolling down the street, construction will resume after the New Year. Crews will continue to complete installations in Paonia through January and prepare the Cobble Creek (Montrose 721 zone) and Orchard City (Orchard City 104 zone) areas for installation next. If you are patiently waiting for your community to make the list, thank you, and tell your neighbors to make sure they preregister at join.elevatefiber.com.
DMEA offices will be closed December 26 and 27 for our employees to enjoy time with their families.
Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas!
4:15pm December 15, 2016
The Elevate Facebook page gives us the chance to give members constant updates on the Elevate project, installations, event information, and so much more. So, join the fun—we are currently hosting a Facebook contest and giving away tons of great prizes.
8:34am November 24, 2016
We are thankful for all of our members and our Elevate supporters today. Enjoy the time with your friends, family, and count your blessings this Thanksgiving. Be on the lookout for the Elevate commercial during the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade.
10:24am November 4, 2016
Stay in the know about Elevate by following our Facebook page. Get updates on construction, community events, contests, and new developments. Like our page, share our page with your friends and family, and give us a rating. Thank you for your continued support and we are excited to engage with you on Facebook.
11:50am October 27, 2016
Not only is our Montrose Customer Appreciation Day tomorrow, but we are excited to announce the grand opening of the Elevate Experience Center. You are probably asking 'what is an experience center'? We have created a technology centric space at our Montrose headquarters where all of our members can come to experience 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps) service, preregister for Elevate, ask questions, and learn about some of the great technology devices out there. DMEA has been your trusted electric partner for over 75 years and we are now your local, friendly technology partner. Let's take our community forward with Elevate Fiber—join us tomorrow in Montrose for the Elevate Experience Center ribbon cutting, delicious pastries, warm drinks, and good conversation. Our backbone is our members and tomorrow is for you!
Date: October 28
Where: DMEA Montrose Office
Time: 9 - 11 AM
The Elevate Experience Center will be open every day during normal business hours. There will be learning/customer training sessions scheduled in the future, so be on the lookout. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to get the most recent Elevate news.
10:30am October 14, 2016
Join us tonight in Paonia to celebrate Oktoberfest and the brand new internet gig in town—Elevate Fiber. Not only will this be a great celebration with food, fun, and good beer (Elevate IPA) but all those that attend can test out the Elevate connection. Those in the Paonia Zone will also have the chance to confirm service and be one step closer to having service installed. And if that was not enough... $0.50 of every pint sold will be donated to The North Fork Youth Project.
Date: October 14
Where: Revolution Brewery Paonia
Time: 4 PM - 8 PM
12:04pm September 30, 2016
What's better than super-fast internet? That tomorrow is the 11th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest and Elevate representatives will be there to hand out some cool freebies and answer questions—stop by our booth. And we are not stopping there—the new Elevate I.P.A will be released as well. Huge thanks to Revolution Brewing from Paonia for brewing this up! Stop by, say hi, and grab a free beer glass before they are gone. We love our community, all of the great events, and especially our members who are making Elevate Fiber a reality.
Date: October 1
Where: Downtown Montrose
Time: Starts at 1 PM
10:11am September 29, 2016
There is no stopping the fun with DMEA and Elevate. Tonight, 9/29, we will be at 2 Rascals Brewing in Montrose for the Montrose Member Forum and we cannot wait to see you. Appetizers will be provided and DMEA/Elevate Fiber representatives will be there to answer questions, help interested members preregister for Elevate (bring your neighbors), and provide a project status update. We welcome any and all questions—we are here for you, our members!
Need another reason to join us? We have tons of great LOCAL prizes to give away. Support bringing affordable, super-fast internet speeds to our communities and join us tonight. Plus, since Elevate is powered by DMEA—your local provider—you know you are getting the best from the community partner you know and trust. Get ready to do more with fiber and join the Montrose Member Forum.
Date: September 29
Where: 2 Rascals Brewery in Montrose - 147 N 1st St.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Who will be the winner of the Kinikin Processing gift certificate?
5:56pm September 27, 2016
Appetizers, prizes, and good company. What is not to love? DMEA and Elevate Fiber representatives will be in Cedaredge Sept. 28 to answer questions, help interested members preregister for Elevate, and provide a project status update. Of course, we'll also open the floor to questions on any topic. Appetizers will be provided, along with the chance to win some cool local door prizes. Support taking our community forward and join us tomorrow!
Date: September 28
Where: 4B's Brewery in Cedaredge - 215 W Main St.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Will you win this $50 gift certificate from Cedaredge Golf Club? Join us to find out.
8:10pm September 20, 2016
Don't miss Elevate Fiber at The Forum at Heidi's in Montrose this Wednesday, 9/21, from 8-9 a.m. This is a great chance to ask questions and learn more about what Elevate Fiber can do for our communities. Like Elevate on Facebook to always know what's happening—there are tons of great events coming up!
The Forum at Heidi's is a weekly event in Montrose for different speakers to present topics of interest to the Montrose community. There is no cost to attend. Coffee is just $1 and breakfast is available for purchase.
12:34pm September 14, 2016
Join us for appetizers, refreshments, prizes (a few sneak peeks below), and the chance to learn more about the new, LOCAL, internet company in town—Elevate Fiber. Bring your neighbors, friends, and family to this fun event. Keep an eye on our updates page as we will post upcoming event details weekly.
Date: September 15
Where: Cobble Creek Clubhouse in Montrose - 699 Cobble Dr.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Why: Chance to ask questions, get your neighbors to preregister, have some fun, and win some prizes. We need our communities support to bring fiber internet to everyone sooner. Show us some love and join us in Montrose tomorrow!
12:54pm August 30, 2016
At the 2016 DMEA Annual Meeting we launched a referral contest for Elevate Fiber. The member who referred the most preregistrations through July would win a smart TV—thank you to our winner Bobby (Robert) Orlando from Paonia for supporting Elevate and getting his friends, family, and neighbors to preregister for service. The Elevate Fiber project would not be possible without our communities support—thank you to all of our members.
"I feel that the faster internet and possibly the phone service will definitely add convenience and reduce wait time in my life but it’s the future possibilities for this region that really have me excited, my children and their children will not be limited by outdated technology—there is no limit with Elevate," Bobby told DMEA when he picked up his new TV. It is members like this and all of you who will take our area into the future.
Pictured above: Smart TV winner, Bobby (Robert) Orlando from Paonia with DMEA CSR, Sheila Davis.
3:49pm August 22, 2016
Raise your hand if you made it to the annual Orchard City Town Picnic. Now, raise it again if you had the opportunity to chat with a few of our dedicated Elevate champions, Terry Salisbury, Memory McDermott, and Jane Gage. We can’t say it enough: thank you! Thank you for supporting Elevate. Thank you for getting your friends, families, and neighbors excited. Thank you for being true champions!
It’s supporters like you who will make Elevate succeed. Think about it. More than 75 years ago, a handful of people were canvassing the countryside trying to convince their neighbors to join the co-op and bring electricity to the rural countryside. It’s time to relive that history and bring fast, reliable, and affordable internet to our communities.
So, go forth and conquer champions - we need you!
9:48am August 19, 2016
DMEA is proud to energize and serve more than 27,000 members in Montrose, Delta, and Gunnison counties. As your not-for-profit electric utility we put you—our members—first, which means our programs and services, including Elevate, are designed to benefit you. This project would not be possible without our member support. We are building the future of our area together—a reliable fiber network to every community will ensure we are ready for new technologies and that every home and business has a reliable and extremely fast connection to the internet. Best part, Elevate is coming to Paonia soon.
The community of Paonia exceeded the goal of preregistrations in less than 6 weeks. What that means is construction is starting soon and Paonia will experience 100x faster internet speeds compared to the majority of the nation as early as this fall. Our team has been building out the plans the past few weeks and starting next week will be taking 'fiber to the curb' throughout the community. This process will take a few weeks and as soon as it is complete we will start taking fiber to meter, which will be followed by actual installation of services. Details of this process and timelines will be emailed to all those that are preregistered in Paonia. If you know your neighbor has not preregistered remind them NOW IS THE TIME—once we leave the area the $100 installation fee increases.
Why is Elevate different compared to other providers in the area? Elevate is delivering a 100% fiber network. Meaning our network is not just backed by fiber, we will bring fiber right into your home or business—and plan to bring the connection to EVERY DMEA member as long as the interest is there. Plus, Elevate is powered by DMEA your local electric utility who you know and trust and has a long history of being a community partner—our members come first.
Will Montrose be next, Orchard City, Hotchkiss, or your community? All communities are up for preregistration, even if a goal is not listed. Construction will begin in the next community that shows the most interest. Preregistering now also guarantees an installation fee of just $100, which includes a WiFi router so that every device in your home can be connected wirelessly to the internet. Don't wait to preregister—help us bring fiber to all members and get your neighbors, friends, and family to preregister today.
10:38am August 10, 2016
The Delta County Fair is happening this week through Sunday, Augst 13. Stop by to check out all of the events, good food, and fun to be had for the whole family. Plus, you can find out more about Elevate Fiber.
Elevate Fiber will have an informational booth set up this Friday, August 12, from 9 AM to 2 PM at the fair. We will have representatives available to dicuss the benefits of fiber, progress of the project and how to preregister. Remember the more you spread the word about Elevate the sooner super fast internet could be delivered to your community. Tell your friends, neighbors, and family to stop by our booth. Also, you can pick up informational cards to pass around your neighborhood.
Paonia has already met their goal and construction will begin this fall. Will your community be next?
5:21pm August 5, 2016
We almost have 2,000 homes and businesses preregistered for Elevate Fiber service. This would not be possible without all of the DMEA members supporting Elevate Fiber. We are bringing super fast internet—1 Gig (1,000 Mbps)—to our communities, and are so excited. Thank you for your support!
In less than 6 weeks Paonia met the goal for construction to begin. Paonia construction will begin this fall with more details coming soon.
Will your community be next? To help raise awareness we wanted to let you know how you can help. We appreciate our members support, patience and questions while we work to launch Elevate service.
4:05pm July 26, 2016
Have your told your neighbors, friends, and family who are DMEA members about Elevate Fiber? By spreading the word you have the chance to win prizes and this is the last week. The person with the most referrals will win a Smart TV and everyone who participates will be entered to win a tablet.
Our referral program ends July 31 so what are you waiting for? Simply tell your neighbors, friends, and family who are DMEA members to preregister today at join.elevatefiber.com and enter your name in the referral box. Yes, it is that easy to win a Smart TV. The more people you refer the better your chances are at winning.
Plus, remember the contruction process will be driven by member interest. The more people you refer in your area the sooner fiber could be headed your way.
11:44am July 19, 2016
We've gotten numerous questions about how we will actually install our fiber cables underground. There are a lot of options out there, but we're focusing on two methods that will have the least impact on your property! Check out the videos below to learn more about vibratory plowing and horizontal drilling (please note these are not the specific contractors or brands we will be working with - just examples!).
3:02pm July 6, 2016
8:30am July 5, 2016
The first 1,000 people will now be entered in the drawing to win a Roku 4. We greatly appreciate all the support that we have received. Please keep encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to sign up for our crazy fast internet!
1:53pm June 30, 2016
Behind the scenes of Elevate: Technicians are testing the fiber optic cables that will be installed. We test the fiber before it goes in the air to make sure there isn't any damage or defects from the factory. This assures us that we have maximum performance and continuity in our fiber optic infrastructure.
2:36pm June 28, 2016
Sign up now to help Elevate our preregistrations to 1,000 customers! If you are one of the FIRST 1,000 people to sign up, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a Roku 4! Sign up now and start streaming today on the #1 streaming device on the market!
11:18am June 22, 2016
Go to https://www.facebook.com/ElevateFiber/ for all the latest news and updates happening with Elevate.
10:51am June 14, 2016
The official launch of Elevate will be held on June 16th starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Montrose Fairgrounds as part of DMEA's Annual Meeting. This is your first opportunity to experience blazing fast Gigabit speed internet from Elevate Fiber!
1 Gig internet speed demos | Preregister for Elevate Fiber service | Photo Booth | Experience Virtual Reality | Kid Zone | Chance to win super cool "smart" devices
12:02pm June 8, 2016
Since 1938, DMEA has provided Delta and Montrose counties with essential services, even in remote rural locations. Recently, you—our members—asked us to investigate the option of providing high-speed internet to our service area. We heard you, and I am thrilled to announce the launch of Elevate Fiber.
Elevate Fiber internet brings speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second. That’s 1,000 Megabits per second—100 times faster than the national average, which means you avoid the frustrations of slow internet service. Fiber is known for being future-proof, meaning the fiber we install today will be able to handle increased data loads as the need for more and more speed grows. Our fiber network is also more reliable than other types of networks, less prone to interference and complications from lightning and other natural elements. Fiber also tends to raise the property value of homes by as much as $5,000.
Every customer who signs up will also receive a WiFi router so you have the best possible wireless connection in your home or business. This will allow you to have multiple devices from desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, and more all connected at speeds that will make everyone happy.
Elevate Fiber also introduces voice service! Our voice offering will provide crystal clear connections, including reliable access to 911 emergency services and advanced calling features.
DMEA has a proud history of bringing power to the area, and we look forward to the future as we bring fiber to the communities we know and love.
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