Founded in 1990, Jade Communications began as a cable television provider, providing DirecTV and other television services to the residents of the San Luis Valley. Seeing the need to provide Internet to residents living in rural areas, we began offering satellite Internet in 2000. Shortly thereafter, in 2003, we started our hallmark service: Canopy Wireless Internet. Since its inauguration, we have expanded our network, constructing a total of 18 service towers, serving a total of 25 communities, and covering a total of 4157 square miles in Southern Colorado. That’s more square mileage than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. In 2016, we embarked on a mission to provide fiber optics to every town in the San Luis Valley, starting in San Luis, CO. In 2017, we will bury fiber optics to every address in La Jara, CO with more communities to soon follow thereafter.
One of the many things we pride ourselves in is our dedication to innovation. In 2010, we constructed a fiber optic route from Alamosa, over La Veta pass, to I25. Simultaneously, we constructed two additional backup routes out of the San Luis Valley – the first, a microwave route, runs from Alamosa, Colorado to Taos, New Mexico, and, the second, a fiber optic route, runs from the San Luis Valley to Northern New Mexico. These additional routes were constructed so that our customers always, regardless of environmental catastrophes, have service. Aside from all these advancements, we continued to build our wireless Internet network, serve our customers, and change the way Southern Colorado receives Internet.