The small city of Monument is attracting an influx of new residents who are building their own homes. The robust economy drives home prices in the area quite high. In addition to the white-collar management professionals, Monument also has many artists who call it home. More than 10% of the workforce telecommutes. These well-educated, upper-middle class residents rely on high-speed internet to keep in contact with their employers and promote their artistic goods and services. Compared with 82% of Coloradans, 99% of Monument residents can connect to high-speed services.
DSL is provided to Monument homes by Integra Telecom and CenturyLink. Xfinity brings cable internet to 99% of Monument residents. Fiber optics are being introduced to the area by CenturyLink. The service currently reaches 10% of residents along Rte. 83. This is likely to expand as infrastructure becomes available.
Businesses have additional options. Megapath reaches 100% of businesses with copper wire and 53% of businesses with DSL. XO Communications also offers copper wire to 2% of businesses. Level 3 Communications provides fiber optics to 1% of Monument businesses.