Visit the Map
The Colorado Broadband Map shows broadband availability in Colorado. The map can be used to search broadband service providers and view broadband speeds.
Understand the Map
The Mapping Process and the Data
- The CBO collects broadband service availability data from broadband providers operating in Colorado. Find out more about the biannual data collection
- The data is processed and aggregated into a single statewide database.
- Wireline coverage is represented in Public Land Survey System (“PLSS”) quarter quarter section format.
- Fixed Wireless coverage is represented as wireless coverage plots derived from propagation models.
- Mobile wireless coverage is not currently represented on our public map.
- Satellite coverage is not displayed on the map, but is represented in the search results.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do the speeds mean? How do I know what I need?
Speeds are displayed by maximum advertised download speed in megabits per second (Mbps). This means the speeds shown are the highest possible download speed package offered by a provider in any given area.
Need help understanding what speeds you need? Check out this tool to determine your household needs.
- What does 'Mbps' mean?
Mbps stands for “Megabits per second.” This is the standard measure of “speed” or “bandwidth” on home internet connections. It measures how many bits (units of digital information) can be transferred each second. Internet services are most often listed in Mbps, but you will also hear about Kbps or Gbps. Here’s how these terms relate to each other:
- Kilobit – One kilobit is equal to 1,000 bits per second (Kbps)
- Megabit – One megabit is equal to 1,000 Kbps or one million bits per second (Mbps)
- Gigabit – One gigabit is equal to 1,000 Mbps, one million Kbps or one billion bits per second (Gbps)
- What are the different types of service?
There are multiple types of broadband service. We categorize them into four major groups:
- Wireline (this includes DSL, cable, or fiber optic connections)
- Fixed Wireless
- Mobile Wireless
You can learn about different technology types here: Types of Broadband Connections