The Magnolia Road Internet Cooperative (MRIC) provides high speed Internet access to areas west of Boulder, Colorado including Sugarloaf, Magnolia, Coal Creek Canyon, Blue Mountain Estates, Nederland's Ridge Road, and Boulder's Lakeshore neighborhoods.
MRIC charges $100 for equipment installation and membership plus the cost of the equipment which ranges from $100 to $300 depending on what is needed. Service is $50 a month. Currently MRIC members should be able to get 5 to 10 Mbps during the day and 2 Mbps in the evenings from 6 to 11 PM.
We are also offering to upgrade current and former members to newer equipment for $75 in labor plus the cost of equipment, with some limitations for those with more complicated setups. The equipment ranges from $80 (if you have most of what is needed and only require one of the smaller radio units), to $200 (if your location happens to require the most powerful radio, antenna and you need mounting hardware, and cabling.
Finally, more members are asking about VOIP phone service. While MRIC has the option to look into its own plans to provide that type of service, there are already multiple VOIP providers whose services work on MRIC today. They often offer better rates than some other providers who bundle VOIP phone service with their Internet service. Ooma is one option for around $5 a month and Skype is also a freely available option. Many members are using services like Ooma, Skype, and Vonage for their VOIP needs with MRIC, eliminating the need for additional VOIP charges in addition to Internet access charges.