High Performance Internet Access

All Speed.  No Hassles

Where We Are

Grand Valley Telecom is now offering High Speed Internet in Mesa, Delta & Montrose counties!

Welcome to Grand Valley Telecommunications

We're a locally owned and operated telecommunications company.

Service Plans

Telephone

Grand Valley Telecom is your locally owned and operated provider of reliable, quality telephone service with superior features at the lowest possible price.  We offer local residential and business service.

Pricing

Residential - With Internet service package - $19.95
Includes 3 features of your choice.

Residential - Without Internet - $29.95
Includes 3 features of your choice.

Business - With/Without Internet - $29.95
Includes Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Call Hunting, Voice Mail if elected
Or choice of 5 features.


High-Speed Internet

Grand Valley Telecom has been providing the fastest, most economical and reliable high speed internet service to businesses and homes in Grand Junction and surrounding areas for over 10 years. With primary focus on outlying areas. Our wireless network currently serves Palisade, Clifton, Grand Junction, Fruita, Loma, Mack, Montrose and Delta. Call us so that we may determine if you’re in a serviceable area.


Pricing

Residential 8 to 12MB Service - 8 to 12MB Down/5MB Up - $49.95
Residential 12MB+ Service - 12MB+ Down/5MB Up - $79.95
Residential 17+ Service  - 17MB Down/5MB Up - $99.95
Business 8 to 12MB Service - 8 to 12MB Down / 5 MB Up - $74.95
Business 15MB - 15MB down / 5Mb up - $124.95
Business 25MB - 25MB down / 10MB up - $180.00
Business Dedicated - 60MB down / 60MB up - $320.00

Business Dedicated - Call for custom quotes for higher speeds.


Hosting

Grand Valley Telecom offers reliable and superior hosting services to fit all your business and personal needs. Some features of our service include:

  1. E-commerce Solutions
  2. Dedicated and Secure Servers
  3. 24/7 Technical Support
  4. Web Based Email

Pricing

Bronze - Shared Hosting: Windows Server - $14.95
Silver - Shared Hosting: Windows Server - $24.95
Gold - Shared Hosting: Windows Server - $34.95
Bronze Basic Server Co-Location 2U Rack


Networking & Structured Cabling

Grand Valley Telecom now provides the most organized, functional networking and structured wiring services to businesses and homes in Grand Junction and the surrounding areas. Whether you need your home/business rewired, or whether you need new hardware like IP Cameras at your location, Grand Valley Telecom will be there to help.


Pricing

Pricing for our networking and structured wiring services vary. Contact us and schedule an appointment to survey your location and provide a quote for services.

About Us

At Grand Valley Telecommunications, our mission is to assist businesses and individuals in making the transition to today's Internet economy.

Locally owned and operated, the owners and staff of Grand Valley Telecommunications have been involved in the Internet business here in the Grand Valley since 1994. As a fast growing business, we offer a complete line of services guaranteed to keep your Internet experiences quick and simple! Accompanied by a courteous, local technical support team.

Our services include High Speed Wireless Access, Email Accounts, Web Hosting, and Site Development. That's not all! We also have a direct connection to the internet via multiple Ds3's, creating a fast backbone; therefore, keeping your Internet connection at full speed.

When you're looking for reliable, quality telephone service Grand Valley Telecommunications is the solution. You can be certain that your telephone service and satisfaction is our number one goal. One of our advantages is we are locally owned and operated. Your questions and concerns are addressed "locally", not at an out-of-state call center.

FAQ

Billing FAQ

Email FAQ

No, currently there are not limits to receiving or sending email. Please remember even though GVII does not limit email the remote system as to where you're sending your email might.
Yes, your account can be accessed from any place in the world that you might be. Just go to the GVII homepage and click on the email button on the left side of the page.
If you're a customer, you have access to your email menu system. There you can post auto-reply messages, change your email password, and control your entire email account. For security reasons, you must be on a GVII local address to be able to use this mail configurator. Meaning, you cannot be logged into another ISP and make changes to your GVII email account.
Yes, you can access your entire email account from a web browser. Just go to the GVII homepage and click on the email button on the left side of the page.
Simply email our tech support department at support@gvii.net. Our techs would be more than happy to help.
Best way to prevent a email virus is to protect your computer with some type of Virus checker. GVII does take some email precaution. Our system automatically scans your email for viruses before delivering it to you. The automatic virus filter will automatically return to sender any email that is found to be infected with a virus.
There are a couple of things that you can do. First is to run a Child safe filter such as netnanny. GVII automatically filters your email for SPAM. Most pornographic emails are sent to users through SPAM mail. GVII's filter catches approx 80% of all spam. SPAM is discarded once it is encountered.
For GVII customer the incoming, and outgoing server name is mail.gvii.net. If you have your own domain - for example widget.net - Your email server address would be mail.widget.net.
GVII filters 80& - 90% of all spam. The user does not even see it. Most SPAM is sent to a large number of recipients at invalid email addresses, this is how GVII can detect, and eliminate SPAM. We feel as if it is our duty to protect our users from unsolicated commercial email.

Hosting FAQ

This will be the hosting FAQ.

Wireless FAQ

NO, you always have an Internet connection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 364 1/4 days a year. A wireless connection requires no phone line, which makes it impossible to get a busy signal.
Yes. Clients wishing to run servers over a wireless link will need to pay for that ability. The running of servers of any kind is prohibited in the basic wireless access plan.
Absolutely, we have a demonstration computer setup at our office. You may come in. Our office is located at 123 North 7th Street - Grand Junction.
NO! A phone line is not needed. The Wireless Internet connection is bi-directional, meaning your unit will send and receive information, making it a complete solution for Internet connectivity.
No. The range for 2.4 wireless mobile phones is very limited (less than 2 watt output). Our signal will not be affected when these types of devices are used. Other 2.4 devices have 10 channels they can choose to operate on so that our signal will not effect their operation either.
Proximity to the towers is not measured by distance, but rather by "line of sight." Unfortunately, there will be places that will be impossible to service with wireless. Being in a low spot will not help, unless of course you're right next to the hill where a broadcast point is. We have made a commitment to take the wireless service wherever there is enough demand to justify the expense of creating a relay point. Currently, we have over 9 towers throughout Mesa County. We can just about service everybody that wishes service. A site survey is done to see if you're serviceable to one of our towers.
Wireless is faster than cable access, and capable of multiple T1 speeds in both directions. It is easier to upgrade, as it doesn't rely on a wiring system with many potential points of failure. It is also available in many places where cable data hasn't arrived and isn't likely to. Wireless is much faster, more widely available in rural areas and is less expensive. DSL is limited to the copper plant in use by the telephone company and is not currently available in most of rural Colorado. Even when DSL does arrive, it will not be deployed outside the zones that are close in to the hub. Wireless will go anywhere you can create a relay point.
As with any Internet connection your provider is sharing access (bandwidth) with all of it's customers, so your most limiting factor is the amount of bandwidth the ISP has available. Cable and DSL charge enticingly low rates for what they call "high speed access," which might seem like a good thing, but charging so little means there is not enough money coming in to provide the bandwidth needed for your customers, so typically you will find your connection slows drastically when other people are using it heavily. You seldom actually get the speed they boast you will. You get what you pay for. You'll realize this to be true as more and more cable and DSL providers are putting speed controls on the customers. Cable and DSL are not available in the area here, and probably won't be for at least a year. DSL has a major limitation - Distance. DSL slows down the further away from the Telco CO your connection is, and doesn't work at all if you are more than 18,000 feet away (About 3 to 4 miles).
Once your location has been surveyed and approved for wireless, a date will be set for installing your unit. When a service tech is on-site it could take as little as 1 hour. More complex installations may take longer. Each location and house will be specific to its own needs and obstacles.
As mentioned above, you get what you pay for. Bandwidth costs money, and by charging a little more realistically for it, you get better connection rates. Installation can start as low as $249, although some locations are hard to reach, and will require additional hardware to make the connection, this will change as the infrastructure grows and access points are installed throughout the area by Grand Valley Internet, Inc. Wireless Rate Plans
We think it's secure enough for most uses. The equipment was designed by an Israeli outfit for use in tank-to-tank, and tank to HQ, real-time communication for telemetry and computer communication. The nature of wireless makes it very difficult to intercept. Each unit is programmable to use different frequency hopping patterns within the 79 frequencies in the spectrum, and to hop between these frequencies at 10-30 times per second. If this is not enough security, encryption can be used to further secure the signal at the radio level. In addition, more robust encryption boxes can be positioned at each end of the link to further protect the signal.
With Wireless Internet access your computer is always connected. There are no time limits or restrictions of how long you can use it. Your computer is connected 24 hours a day 7 days a week 364 1/4 days a year.
A site inspection will need to be performed for almost all potential customers to evaluate the ability to use wireless at your location. If you know where our access points are, and you can see one, then you should be able to get a working signal. A site survey must be done prior to installing any wireless hardware.
his equipment is very reliable. Your connection won't be affected by broken poles, car crashes, floods, or utility workers. This wireless networking equipment was developed and used as a low power, high security, and high frequency military communications, and has been commercialized and legalized by Silicon Valley companies.
This is Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping 2.4 GHZ signaling. It changes channels dozens of times a second in a secret order. It is much safer than wire-based communications for security. We can inexpensively build a firewall computer for your business computers to increase your security from the rest of the Internet. We can also build office Internet servers for mail and other communications into the firewall computer as well.
No! Wireless Internet is bi-directional unlike satellite solutions, where you download via the dish antenna, but you are also connected by phone line to the Internet for uploading information. This wireless solution eliminates the need for any dedicated phone lines, and therefore reduces your costs, while providing data rates much better than cable modems or ISDN.
Lightening arrestors are available for the external antenna units. Further measures are recommended to protect your entire system. A surge arrestor is available for the Ethernet connections, as well as power and phone connections. We highly recommend that be used, in addition to battery backup for the power pack on the radios and computers.
Many times you might find yourself sitting on your computer waiting up to 5 minutes just for one home page to load. Most of the time is because it is "Content Rich," meaning it has many pictures and active moving things, sometimes even sound. This makes it very hard for a slow modem connection to process so much information. As the Internet evolves, so will "content." People are finding new ways to express themselves through "content rich pages," leaving modem users frustrated because they have to wait for the pages to load. With fast Wireless Internet access, there is no need to wait. You can play real time videos, make Internet phone calls without breaking up, play your favorite MP3 in real time, watch live video streams, send and receive files at blazing speeds, and best of all, general browsing is more enjoyable.
The antennas range in size from a flat panel 7.5" x 11" x 3.5" (approx. size of a VCR tape), to an 11" x 14" long round pole, to a 24" x 36" grilled directional unit. They are all very lightweight and are no more difficult to install than a Dish TV or DirecTV dish. The cables used for exterior mounting come in set lengths, but can be ordered longer, and sometime shorter depending on the application. The cables are 1/2" and 3/4" in diameter, with the connectors being slightly larger. The cable is fairly stiff and should not be bent too sharply. LMR-500 and LMR-400 are the two most common cable types.
Wireless Internet connections require direct radio line of sight. As a general rule, if you cannot get a direct radio line of sight from your location to an access point, you can't get wireless access. In some instances you might be able to see one of our access points in the winter but in the summer when the leaves come out your connection will be lost. Installation costs, can vary greatly (depending on location) but can be justified by saving in recurring telephone costs, and increase in speed and reliability.
Wireless Internet access is a form of high speed, or Broadband Internet access, that uses a radio frequency instead of phone or cable lines. Grand Valley Internet, Inc. is providing high-speed cost effective solutions for Internet access via wireless, NO PHONE LINES NEEDED! There is no need to worry about slow downloads, busy signals, or disconnections anymore, with Wireless Internet your computer is always on the Internet. Using brand new technology, Grand Valley Internet, Inc. is the first company to bring cost effective, high speed Internet access to Western Colorado. What equipment is needed? The customer will need a receive radio, pigtail, adapter, and antenna. How fast is Wireless Internet? A wireless Internet connection's speed allows the customer to connect at speeds anywhere from 128kbps all the way up to 6.544mbps, which is equal to the speed of a 4 T1 connections.
You must have a network capable computer with a free ISA or PCI expansion slot. We provide the Ethernet card, radio unit and antenna at a discounted rate. For firewall protection - dsl routers, and Linux gateways can be used.
If you already know how to use a Web browser you will find our system totally transparent. You are always online. You click on your browser icon, and you are online with no delay- no waiting for a free line or a connection.
NO, Wireless Internet connections do not require a modem. However, Grand Valley Internet, Inc. does offer wireless customers a dialup account as a backup to be used when traveling to areas that do not offer wireless, or in the event the wireless link stops functioning. The dialup account is not meant to be used as a primary access method, nor should it be used in combination with a working wireless access system. Wireless customers who abuse their dialup access while a wireless customer will be charged for a standard dialup account in addition to any wireless charges. Also, you will need to keep your modem in your computer if you use it for fax services.
Not at this time, but it is very possible to do. There are voice phone products on the market that inter-operate with some 802.11 wireless systems.

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting Grand Valley Telecommunications. If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to send us an email, give us a call, or stop by our office today.

ADDRESS
123 North 7th Street Suite #120
Grand Junction Colorado 81501

PHONE
970-257-9045
1-866-33GVTCI

LOCAL HOURS
8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday-Friday

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