Castle Creek Broadband – News and Updates

Updates to the Castle Creek Broadband project will be posted here, so please check back frequently (

Do you live in the area and want to know more about Castle Creek broadband? Give us a call at 970.373.5428 for more details.

Image of Castle Creek Fiber Permit Request and Design

March 2018

– We’re excited to provide an update on the Castle Creek Broadband project, as things are moving forward this spring. We just had a productive meeting with the County Commissioners in Aspen. We will be attending the next County Commissioners meeting for the final work session soon, and then will have the final review before the permit is issued. We’re hoping to start digging in April. Pathfinder will be speaking with homeowners who have already contacted them with requests for service within the next two weeks. If you haven’t contacted them yet and are interested in receiving internet service at your home in Castle Creek Valley, please visit and fill out a contact request form, or give Pathfinder a call at 970.808.0000.

October 2017

– Decypher’s Farr Shepherd met with the Pitkin County Commissioners on behalf of Decypher Technologies and Pathfinder (for which he is an advisor). They discussed the project’s benefit to the community, the advantages of fiber and wireless internet over satellite or broadband connections, and the potential to add cellular amplification as a service over the fiber network. Public safety is increased when cellular signal is available at trailheads so that the public can call emergency response services if necessary, instead of driving down-valley until cell signal is reached. Decypher Technologies plans to donate an outdoor cellular antenna to the trailhead of Pitkin County’s choosing to benefit the community’s safety. The project will move forward at Pitkin County’s discretion, pending permit approval. As soon as the permit is approved and weather permits, digging will commence for the fiber network. This may begin in the spring of 2018 after the ground thaws. Above-ground work may commence earlier, pending permit approval.

Pathfinder is the new internet service provider in the Roaring Fork valley and will begin providing service in the Castle Creek Valley, with plans to expand throughout Aspen, Snowmass and Vail. Pathfinder is led by Jeremy Petti, long-time valley resident and former Rise Broadband and Sopris Surfers network engineer with over 18 years of experience. For more information or to submit a request for internet service in your area, please visit

July/August 2017

– Decypher was recently approached to perform a feasibility study for a fiber optic line for Castle Creek Valley in Aspen. We’ll be working with Pitkin County to bring reliable internet and cellular service to long-time valley residents who haven’t had great service options in the past. We’ll post updates to this page, so check back often. Read the Aspen Times article about the project, and stay tuned for more.



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