Internet, Wi-Fi, Cell Phone Information

SLV Internet WiFi Cell Phone Service
The lists below help you find Internet, Wi-Fi and cell phone service at public places, businesses, and mobile cell phone service.

Public Internet Access Locations:

  1. Costilla County Public Library, 418 Gasper St, San Luis, (719) 672-3309
  2. Blanca-Fort Garland Library, Community Center, 17591 E. Highway 160, Blanca, (719) 379-3945 (Libraries in San Luis and Blanca offer high-speed Internet access for patrons and visitors)
  3. Southern Peaks Public Library, 423 4th St, Alamosa
  4. La Veta Public Library, 310 S Main St, La Veta, CO,     Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot access
  5. Spanish Peaks Library, 323 Main St, Walsenburg, CO,     Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot access
  6. Taos Ski Valley, north of Taos, NM,     Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot access
  7. Taos Municipal Airport, west of Taos, NM,     Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot access
  8. Taos Plaza Wireless Internet Gateway, Taos, NM,     Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot access

Motels, Inns, Campgrounds with Wi-Fi or DSL Internet

  1. Map Fort Garland businesses
  2. Mountain View Motor Inn, 411 Hwy 160, Fort Garland, (719) 379-2993
  3. Lodge Motel, 825 Hwy 160, Fort Garland, (719) 379-2880
  4. Ute Creek RV Park & Campground, 071 5th Ave, Fort Garland, (719) 379-3238
  5. Alamosa KOA RV Park & Campground, 6900 Juniper Ln, Alamosa, (719) 589-9757
  6. Best Western Alamosa Inn, 2005 Main St, Alamosa, (719) 589-2567
  7. Rodeway Inn Hotel (former Inn of the Rio Grande), 333 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa, (719) 589-5833
  8. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3418 Mariposa St, Alamosa, (719) 589-4026
  9. Comfort Inn & Suites, 6301 US Hwy 160, Alamosa, (480) 676-5495
  10. Narrow Gauge Railroad Inn, 5200 US Highway 285, Antonito, (719) 376-5441

Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bars, Breweries with Wi-Fi

  1. Lu’s Main St Cafe, 609 Main St, Blanca, (719) 379-8646
  2. San Luis Valley Brewing Co, 631 Main St, Alamosa, (719) 587-2337
  3. Milagro’s Coffee House, 529 Main St, Alamosa,  (719) 589-9299
  4. Dog Bar & Grill, 34 Cuchara Ave, Cuchara, (719) 742-6366

McDonald’s Free Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) from AT&T (select “Wayport_Access”)

  1. McDonald’s, 100 Craft Rd, Alamosa
  2. McDonald’s, 711 Hwy 50 W, Pueblo
  3. McDonald’s, Mesa Ridge Pkwy, Fountain
  4. McDonald’s, 434 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs
  5. McDonald’s, 322 Nevada Ave, Trinidad
  6. McDonald’s, 211 S Santa Fe Rd, Taos, NM
  7. McDonald’s, 618 N Riverside, Espanola, NM
  8. McDonald’s, 1007 S St Francis Dr, Santa Fe, NM
  9. McDonald’s, 1501 7th St, Las Vegas, NM
  10. McDonald’s, 300 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque

Internet Wi-Fi Hot Spots for Paid Subscribers:

available at some hotels, motels, resorts, campgrounds, coffee shops, restaurants

Internet Service Providers (ISP):

1. TaosNet dial-up, DSL and Wireless Broadband Internet service, more. Taos. Access points in Costilla and Amalia require line of sight within 13 miles  TaosNet coverage map
2. Jade Communications LLC  Go Jade Internet serviceCanopy wireless broadband coverage map  Alamosa
3. HughesNet  Satellite Internet service
4. Viaero  cell phone and wireless broadband services, partners with AT&T and T-Mobile, installing new towers at La Veta Pass and elsewhere in San Luis Valley  Viaero Wireless Coverage Map 
5. CenturyLink fiber-optic wired network, for voice, Internet, broadband TV

Cell Phone Companies, Voice and Data Service

1.  Verizon Wireless
2.  T-Mobile Wireless
3.  AT&T Wireless
4.  Sprint Wireless
5.  Virgin Mobile

6. StraightTalk

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Colorado Rural Broadband News

The Colorado state legislature occasionally mentions that rural broadband service needs to be improved but has failed to make any significant progress.

SpaceX Starlink Satellite Internet Service

SpaceX-Starlink-satellites-stacked

SpaceX is in the process of placing about 12,000 Starlink satellites into low earth orbit (LEO) (200 to 800 miles) to provide high-speed broadband internet service to any location on earth including rural and remote areas.

As of June 13, 2020, 540 satellites have been launched.   Sixty satellites are launched per Falcon 9 rocket flight, with launches as often as every two weeks in 2020.  Another rocket is in development that will carry 400 satellites per launch.

Starlink is targeting beta service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in November 2020, rapidly expanding to near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021.

When available, users will need to install a receiver and antenna about the size of a pizza box at a cost of $100 to $300.  Broadband satellite internet service price is expected to be about $80/month.

[Updated 2020-06-15] added SpaceX Starlink satellite info, photo from Wikimedia Commons, donated to public domain by SpaceX, CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication

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