Network News March 2024

March 8, 2024

Elevate’s Monthly Construction Update

Elevate is expanding its 100% fiber network into many new areas over the next few years. We're working hard to bring fiber to every corner of DMEA's service territory so all our community members can access the nation's fastest and most reliable internet. Read on for our monthly construction progress report.

Click here for our 2024 construction forecast and beyond!

Or, read on for our monthly construction progress report to see what areas are coming soon!

Service available

Our network construction is complete, and Elevate internet, TV, and phone service recently became available for residents in the following zones:

  • Reconnect 2 Zone 8 – West of HWY 50 between Olathe and Delta as of 3/5/23
  • Reconnect 2 Zone 9 – West of Olathe as of 2/27/24
  • Reconnect 2 Zone 10 – Southwest of Olathe as of 1/23/24
  • Greater Gunnison Gorge 9 – Bostwick Park area as of 2/6/24
  • Greater Gunnison Gorge 10 – Cimarron area as of 2/6/24

If you're unsure if your home is in one of these new areas, check out our online map. You can also quickly search your address at to find out whether service is available for your home. Enter your address and hit GO!

Service coming soon

We are in the final stages of constructing our fiber network in the following areas.

  • Reconnect 2 Zone 7 – West of HWY 50 between Olathe and Delta

In construction

We are currently building our underground and overhead fiber optic network in the following zones. During this phase of construction, our crews will be trenching or boring for our underground cables, and the ground and dirt will be disturbed within our rights-of-way. Crew members will also use bucket trucks or climb power poles to complete overhead line construction.

  • Reconnect 2 Zone 11 – Far west of Olathe, near Roatcap Gulch
  • East Mesa Grant 1: East – Rural areas east of Olathe
  • East Mesa Grant 2: West – Rural areas south and southwest of Olathe


Pre-construction includes the prep work that may need to be completed on DMEA's electric grid before Elevate can install fiber cables. This work includes tree and vegetation management, pole replacements, moving equipment or wires, and installing fiber equipment throughout the community. The length of time it takes to complete pre-construction can vary significantly. The following areas are currently in pre-construction.

  • Reconnect 3 Flat Top
  • Reconnect 3 North Delta
  • Reconnect 3 Grandview Mesa
  • Reconnect 3 Surface Creek
  • Reconnect 3 Cedar Mesa

Grant funds awarded

Elevate, in partnership with our parent company, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), has had the honor of receiving almost $61 Million in state and federal grants to help build our fiber network to some of the most rural reaches of our territory. Below is a list of areas we have secured funding to build, but work has not yet begun.

  • Reconnect 3 Grand Mesa
  • Reconnect 3 Hwy 92
  • Reconnect 3 Lazear
  • Reconnect 3 Redlands Mesa
  • Reconnect 3 Rogers Mesa
  • Reconnect 3 Somerset
  • South Cimarron
  • Colorado Capital Projects Fund – zones coming soon!

Please view our online map to see where these areas are located!