Hi neighbor! We're NextLight: Longmont's own fiber-fast gigabit internet (and more) service.
For Longmont, By Longmont
Fast & Reliable
With gigabit fiber, we provide fast and reliable connections that no other service can match. Recognized as one of the fastest ISPs in the nation, NextLight has the bandwidth to support all of today’s needs: distance learning, telemedicine, remote work, gaming, streaming television and more. Even when the whole family is plugged in at once, NextLight keeps moving in high gear.
We Meet You Where You Are
Whatever your needs, NextLight is here to help. We offer phone service for those who need a landline, discounted internet rates for income-qualified households, and even a Sharing the NextLight program to get qualifying Longmont students online at no cost to their families. We are here to power up your workplace, as well, from a small storefront to a major manufacturer. First and always, it’s about serving YOU.
The original fiber-optic loop is built.
Longmont Power & Communications, in conjunction with Platte River Power Authority, installs a 17-mile fiber-optic loop to support citywide fiber-optic internet service.
Colorado restricts local internet service with SB 152
The Colorado Legislature passes Senate Bill 152. With very limited exceptions, no local government can provide cable television, telecommunications, or high-speed internet access, or partner with a private entity to provide it, without voter approval.
Longmont successfully overturns SB 152
With 60% of the vote, Longmont voters pass a ballot issue that permits Longmont Power & Communications to begin providing high-speed internet access as a municipal service.
NextLight breaks ground
Longmont Power & Communications announces NextLight, the fiber internet service, and breaks ground on a six-phase construction project.
Longmont declared Colorado’s first “Gig City”
Longmont becomes the first to offer symmetrical gigabit speeds citywide and does so without data caps or contracts.
PC Magazine rates NextLight fastest in the nation
Just days before the National Civic League names Longmont an All-America City (and citing NextLight as a reason), NextLight is rated the fastest ISP in the nation, beating even Google Fiber and others.
NextLight celebrates 5 years
With a 57% “take rate,” NextLight strongly outperforms initial expectations among residential and commercial customers for its affordability, speed, and ease-of-use.