Public Broadband Goes "Live" In Cheyenne Depot

Updated: Jul 27, 2019



The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce was proud to go "Live" with public broadband on Wednesday, July 24th at 8 a.m. The announcement took place during Cheyenne Day's Pancake Breakfast. The "Depot Goes Live" Broadband Launch featured Governor Mark Gordon, Senator Tara Nethercott, Representative Dan Zwonitzer, Mayor Marian Orr, City of Cheyenne Councilman Chairman Rocky Case, as well as other City Council Representatives and local dignitaries. To commemorate the public access to broadband a countdown was held to "switch on" the WiFi via a Giant Light Switch. Blue powder then covered the sky from the Cheyenne Depot Museum Clock Tower, and access to the Public Broadband was officially LAUNCHED.


“Broadband has been a priority from the beginning of my administration and this public WiFi initiative shows we are making great strides on that front," expressed Mayor Marian Orr. "Like many other utilities, broadband access has evolved to become vital in how we live, work and play. I would like to thank everyone who played a role in turning this from an idea on paper into a reality! And what better time to unveil this public service than during Cheyenne Frontier Days! This is a great service that will benefit our residents as well as visitors who visit the core of our historic downtown!”


"We are proud to celebrate the launch of the Depot Plaza Community WiFi system during Cheyenne Frontier Days along with our partners the City of Cheyenne, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, and Charter Communications who took Microsoft’s investment and helped bring it to life,” said Dennis Ellis, Microsoft TechSpark Wyoming Manager. Microsoft has a history of community investment as Cheyenne is home to one of its data-centers and one of six TechSpark communities where the company is partnering on the local level to foster new economic opportunities. "Cheyenne is committed to creating a connected city and this free WiFi system that anyone can use to access the internet will make the Depot Plaza area an even more attractive destination for visitors, residents and the local businesses they support."

Microsoft supplied the Greater Cheyenne Foundation $150,000 to supply public broadband in January of 2019. The pilot project designated the Cheyenne Depot Plaza and the Cheyenne Depot Museum as the primary location for this initial launch. Charter Communications conducted the installation of the free WiFi during the last 6 months and completed the project ahead of schedule.


“Charter appreciates the opportunity to partner with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce for this launch of Spectrum WiFi which, following last year’s introduction of Spectrum Internet Gig, builds on our commitment to deliver the latest and greatest in connectivity to the residents and businesses of Cheyenne,” said Todd Baxter, Charter Vice President of State Government Affairs.


The overall project is an example of what a private, public, partnership can do for the community and all parties are overjoyed with the results.


Special Thank You to Idler Photography for the below photos and to TalonSix for the drone footage of the festivities.



Investment into the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce helps us to achieve our mission and we could not do it without our Chamber Partners.

Special Thank You to the Initiative Sponsors:


NATIONAL PARTNERS

Blue Federal Credit Union

Capitol Roofing, Inc.

Century 21 Bell Real Estate

Coldwell Banker The Property Exchange

Halladay Motors, Inc.

High West Energy Companies

Jonah Bank of Wyoming

Midas Auto Service Experts

Nuvision Federal Credit Union

RE/MAX Capitol Properties

Spradley Barr Motors, Inc

UniWyo Federal Credit Union

Wyoming Bank & Trust


WYOMING PARTNERS

AARP

Affordable Roofing

ALIGN

ANB Bank

Black Hills Energy

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Wyoming

Charles Schwab

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Express Employment Professionals

Face Time Business Resources

First American Title

First State Bank

Holland & Hart

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC

Iron Mountain Contracting, LLC

Laramie County Abstract & Title Company

Magic City Enterprises, Inc.

MHP, LLP

National Property Inspections

Pinnacle Bank

Platinum Real Estate

Steil Surveying Services, LLC

Taco Johns International Inc

Vitalant

Walmart Store 1315

Western States Bank

Western Vista Credit Union

Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC


CAPITOL PARTNERS

Burns Insurance Agency Inc

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Cheyenne

Floyds Truck Center, Inc.

Haselden Construction

Heinrich Marketing, Inc.

High West Digital Solutions

High West Wiring

RBC Wealth Management

TownePlace Suites Southwest

WYHY Federal Credit Union


CHEYENNE PARTNERS

B’s Baked Goods

Burlington Northern Railroad

Central Bank & Trust

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation

Clays Well Service

Dad’s Donuts featuring The Boys Brew

Dazbog Coffee

Element Church

First Education Federal Credit Union

First Family Properties LLC

First Interstate Bank

FirsTier Bank

Harmony Hearth & Home

Hiit30

Iron Creek Construction LLC

KIA of Cheyenne

Livin’ Well Family Chiropractic

Montessori School of Cheyenne

ONEOK

Oregon Trail Bank

Premier Bone & Joint Centers

Private Eyes Window Tint & Design

Roberts Lighting Service

Rocky Mountain International

Skils-kin

Some Like It Hot

Stonescape Steel Roofing

The Cheyenne Post

Tobin & Associates, P.C.

Villegas Trasnsport LLC

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