Bringing Connectivity to Pitkin County
What We Do
Do you listen to the radio in the morning for the latest snow report? Maybe you watch the evening news to catch up on anything you missed. We build and maintain the translators that provide these over-the-air TV and FM radio stations.
What is Telecoms
Telecommunications (or telecoms for short) is the practice of communication over a distance by cable, telegraph, telephone, or broadcasting.
TV/FM & Broadband
Our team designs, builds and maintains remote mountain top TV & FM communications facilities and leads the Pitkin County Broadband Initiative to increase the availability of fiber internet and wireless broadband services.
Our team ensures the Pitkin County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, search & rescue and other public safety partners have the communications infrastructure needed to respond to any emergency.
Updates & Outages
2023 TV Viewer Survey
Click here to see the results of our 2023 TV Viewer Survey
Elephant Tower Site Power Outage – November 3, 2023
Update 11/3 4:00 pm – Repairs have been completed to the Elephant tower site power connection. Services are being restored but may experience intermittent outages over the weekend. Please let us know ([email protected]) if any television or FM radio stations are not working properly. The Elephant communications tower site experienced a power failure in the…
Translator TV Service
Are you watching Pitkin County’s free television service? The Pitkin County Telecommunications Dept. is reviewing how it uses money from a property tax that funds free over-the-air TV in our region. Please share if you’re watching TV on this county operated platform available in the Roaring Fork, Crystal, and Frying Pan Valleys by simply using…
Updates & TV/FM outage notifications
Sign up for notifications about your TV/FM Telecommunications Services including service updates and outages.
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Have a hand in connecting Pitkin County with the telecommunications services we all rely on. Advisory Board members help the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners make decisions on expenditures, administration, and operations of the re-broadcasting of television/FM radio signals and extend wireless communication and internet services to Pitkin County.
Contact Board Liaison Jeff Krueger to apply for a Board Member position at [email protected]