Rainbow Lakes Fiber Project FAQ
Hilltop Broadband is bringing lightning fast fiber optic internet to Rainbow Lakes!
We are doing this without any commitment or financial assistance from the HOA. This project is 100% funded by Hilltop Broadband.
Q: Why is Hilltop building fiber in my neighborhood?
A: Hilltop Broadband, in business since 2013 is committed to the Berthoud Area. Our goal is to bring the best internet service available to our community and beyond.
Q: I'm ready for service. Where can I sign up?
A: At the bottom of this page or right here:
Q: Why am I just now hearing about this?
A: Word of mouth sometimes is what pushes interest in neighborhood projects forward. For Rainbow Lakes there were a few home owners that worked with Hilltop directly while spreading the word to neighbors via conversation and email.
Q: I thought that the HOA voted against this project?
A: Early conversations between the HOA and Hilltop Broadband involved funding being provided by Rainbow Lakes HOA. The circumstances surrounding those conversations have changed and Hilltop is now building the system without any involvement or commitment from the HOA.
Q: How much will this cost me?
A: There is zero cost to you as a home owner unless you choose to sign up for Hilltop's fiber optic internet or phone service. For details or to sign up for service click here:
Q: How can Hilltop just come in and build a fiber system without permission from home owners or the HOA?
A: Hilltop will be building it's fiber optic system in the existing Rights of Way and Utility easements that are dedicated for this purpose when the neighborhood was platted and recorded in 2002. These areas were dedicated to this purpose by the land developer as part of Larimer County's development requirements. Public Utilities have the right to construct and maintain systems within these areas.
Q: Are you going to tear up my yard and leave a mess?
A: No. We utilize trenchless cable installation that minimizes impact to landscaping. Our crews are Hilltop employees, not contractors so we ensure that our crew does the job right.
Q: What are all the colored flags and paint in my front yard about?
A: These flags and markings are made by utility companies to indicate existing underground cables and pipes. The markings are required by Colorado law, and the allow us to safely install our fiber lines.
Q: Who can I contact for more information?
A: Please give us a call at 970-344-9541 and we will be happy to answer your questions.