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Infrastructure & Transportation

Conveniently Connecting the World to You

With reliable, low-cost utilities and a wide variety of transportation options, Colorado Springs has a lot to offer to businesses of any size. The ability to conveniently transport product by air, roads, and rail and via our reliable telecommunications infrastructure — as well as easily travel to other areas of the state, country and world — makes Colorado Springs a great place to live and do business.

Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities is a four-service, municipally-owned utility providing electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services to business and residential customers. Providing some of the lowest utility rates in the Western United States, Colorado Springs Utilities is consistently ranked among the best utilities in the nation for customer service and reliability.

With more than 75 percent of the utility’s power lines buried below ground, weather does not impact local power as it often does elsewhere, and underground lines do not interfere with the beautiful views. It’s one of the many reasons why Colorado Springs is a magnet for key industries such as data centers that rely on consistent power.

Telecommunication

Colorado Springs boasts an extensive telecommunications infrastructure. Highly sensitive military assets that provide satellite and intelligence services to the federal government are located here as are data centers and extensive information technology businesses. This means that a large number of fiber trunk lines crisscross the region providing world class, state-of-the-art communication capabilities for business.

In Colorado Springs, carriers with fiber access include Level 3, CenturyLink, TW Telecom, Comcast, Zayo, Windstream and Verizon. There are additional service providers that have the capabilities of delivering services utilizing any of the carriers’ networks. Round-trip latency is rated as low for most destinations.

Air

The Colorado Springs Airport, located just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, serves 1.5 million passengers every year and offers nonstop service to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Orlando and Salt Lake City. With the completion of the $22.6 million terminal improvement program, travelers enjoy an inviting atmosphere, expanded security screening checkpoints, valet parking and free Wi-Fi access.

In addition, Colorado Springs is only a 75-minute drive from Denver International Airport, one of the largest, busiest airports in the country. Traveling to-and-from Denver International Airport is easy, with daily shuttles running from Colorado Springs to the airport.

Roads

From well-connected interstates and highways to scenic mountain roads, traveling throughout the Colorado Springs region is a breeze. Interstate 25 runs conveniently through Colorado Springs, heading north through Denver into Wyoming, and south to New Mexico. For east or west access, U.S. Highway 24 runs through Colorado Springs and connects with I-70 to the east at Limon, CO, and near Vail in the mountains to the west. There is even a road that leads to the summit of Colorado’s most famous mountain: Pikes Peak.

Rail

Railroads have been an important part of Colorado Springs infrastructure since the 19th century. With both BNSF Railway and Union Pacific operating rail lines through the Colorado Springs region, our rail serves a variety of customers.

#1
Best Place for Business & Careers Forbes 2016
#2
in Customer Satisfaction (West Region, Midsize), Colorado Springs Utilities JD Power Electric Utility Customer Satisfaction Study 2015

Facts & Figures

20.87 Minutes
Average Commute Time
99.99%
Electric Power Reliability
75%
of Powerlines Buried Underground for More Reliable Service
Low
Telecom Latency Rate

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