New business in Fraser provides solution for poor internet, network connectivity |

New business in Fraser provides solution for poor internet, network connectivity

FRASER — It’s no secret that mountain towns often have trouble getting fast and reliable Internet connectivity, but a new business in Fraser is working to solve that problem at local residences and offices.

Eagle Wind Home and Office Network Solutions offers clients the opportunity to build unique computer networks or to modify existing networks that need an upgrade. The networks connect a range of electronics, from TV’s, tablets, computers, smartphones and music systems with home features like thermostats, garage doors, security systems, generators and more.

Martin Halzel, owner of Eagle Wind, said these systems allow homeowners control over networks regardless of the mountain environment and peace of mind when they’re away.

“Properly integrating the right mix of home automation devices can help prevent damages from unexpected hazards, like heating system failures, frozen pipes, wild animals, power outages and break-ins,” Halzel said.

Jim Ridenhour, a homeowner in Fraser who hired Eagle Wind to install his security cameras, said the installation has allowed him to rest easy and he is now planning to upgrade his whole home security system.

“We definitely sleep better at night from 800 miles away in Dallas knowing we have four recording cameras to watch the outside and inside of the house 24/7,” Ridenhour said. “An added bonus besides the security is the constant view of the wildlife.”

Eagle Wind offers installation of network systems on new construction and remodels and Halzel suggests the optimal time is before the insulation and drywall goes in.

“If you’re building a new house or business structure, you only have one chance to build the infrastructure that will future-proof your investment,” he said. “I build systems for homes and offices that easily adapt to current and future connectivity needs.”

If a network is already in place, Eagle Wind does repair and replacement work. Halzel recently helped a homeowner who was having issues with the speed and connection of his internet because of old existing wiring.

Rich Pederson, the homeowner who Halzel helped, said Halzel achieved an internet miracle through his work upgrading the existing network.

“No more dropped connections, the speed seemed to double and no more watching the little spinning wheel while waiting for a movie buffer,” Pederson said.

Halzel has over 30 years of experience and the Eagle Wind team have worked on network projects for the State of Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service, Coors Brewing Company and Mirage Resorts, as well as hundreds of homes.

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