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New homes come complete with high-speed wiring in new Colorado community.

This story appears in the June 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

When Wayne Frelund wanted fast Internet access for his Denver homebased contracting business, he looked to the new home he would be building for himself-one of nine he built for the Lowry project, a new community under construction on a former Air Force base in the heart of Denver.

Among the amenities featured in the 4,000 new homes planned for the Lowry project is a high-speed fiber optic communications network designed to create a community "intranet." These "fiber sidewalks" will allow residents to chat with other residents, check their kid's grades at school, enroll in community college programs or order groceries from the local market. For home office owners, the new service will mean constantly connected, high-speed Internet service with no dial-up connections and no more slow downloads that can be the bane of even 56k modem users.

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