EAGLE Net Alliance (EAGLE Net) is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that delivers a carrier quality broadband network to more than 170 communities across the state. With this sustainable network, EAGLE Net will be able to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities using middle mile services which also provide access to advanced research and education networks.
What is a Cooperative?
A Cooperative is an organization which enables its members to share benefits and services. As a cost-sharing cooperative, EAGLE‑Net is able to offer the same low prices to members across the state, regardless of whether the entity resides in a rural or urban setting. This means customers in the rural areas of Colorado can receive and gain access to the same resources as a customer in the Front Range area.
What are the benefits of being a member?
Members of the EAGLE‑Net cost-sharing cooperative may receive the following benefits:
- Competitively priced broadband services
- Voting rights to nominate and elect board members
- Eligible to receive EAGLE‑Net broadband services and other value-added member services (data center, data warehousing, virtual machine hosting, etc.)
- Participation in a Network Advisory Board appointed by the Board of Directors. The Network Advisory Board will be comprised of individuals from the public and private sectors with expertise in network design, operations, and management. This board will provide assistance and advice to EAGLE‑Net.
How do you become a member?
To become a member of EAGLE‑Net’s cost-sharing cooperative, entities must first sign the EAGLE‑Net Alliance Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). This agreement states the rules and bylaws of entering into a cooperative and acts as a legal document for membership.
Once an entity signs the IGA, it may then request and sign a contract for services it chooses to order. While membership does not commit a member to purchase any specific level of service, orders may be processed while the IGA is in process of being implemented.