Aristata Communications

About

Aristata Represents Resilience, Connectivity, and Community

Aristata (Pinus aristata) is the scientific term for the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine, a native conifer that grows in communities throughout the South-Central Rockies. Known for its resiliency, it thrives in some of Colorado’s most rugged terrain.

The arrowhead incorporates the region’s historical roots—the first natives to the area were the Ute people—and the direction of the arrowhead points toward progress.

The combined logo mark is a nod to the region and the resilience of its people while tying in the importance of those who have come before us, community, and connectivity.

Mission

Providing the fastest and most reliable connectivity in the Central Rockies to maintain our unique, western independent lifestyle beyond the 21st Century.

Vision

We bridge the digital divide in the Central Rockies while transforming the relationships we have with our communities and customers to create a lasting, positive impact for generations ahead.

Born from Community, Dedicating to Serving the Community

Aristata Communications staff Formerly Colorado Central Telecom and Crestone Telecom, Aristata Communications was born from community. The residents within the town of Crestone banded together to bring broadband to town after realizing they were cut off from knowledge and access to resources without a solid internet connection. It was truly a grassroots effort when neighbors pitched in with start-up capital to get the company off the ground. When service reached Methodist Mountain, perched at over 11,000 feet along the Continental Divide, it became the catalyst for providing high-speed, reliable internet across the region. Over the years, service has expanded to reach underserved areas like Salida, Maysville, Chalk Creek Canyon, Twin Lakes, Cotopaxi, and Westcliffe in the Wet Mountain Valley. Today, Aristata Communications works diligently to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural America and provides internet and communications services to nearly 5,000 customers throughout five counties in the Central and South-Central Rocky Mountains including Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Custer, and Huerfano Counties.

Formerly Colorado Central Telecom and Crestone Telecom, Aristata Communications was born from community.

The residents within the town of Crestone banded together to bring broadband to town after realizing they were cut off from knowledge and access to resources without a solid internet connection. It was truly a grassroots effort when neighbors pitched in with start-up capital to get the company off the ground.

When service reached Methodist Mountain, perched at over 11,000 feet along the Continental Divide, it became the catalyst for providing high-speed, reliable internet across the region. Over the years, service has expanded to reach underserved areas like Salida, Maysville, Chalk Creek Canyon, Twin Lakes, Cotopaxi, and Westcliffe in the Wet Mountain Valley.

Today, Aristata Communications works diligently to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural America and provides internet and communications services to nearly 5,000 customers throughout five counties in the Central and South-Central Rocky Mountains including Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Custer, and Huerfano Counties.

Meet the Team

Field Technicians

Mike V.
Mike Volke

Field Technician Manager

Dan
Dan Willey

Field Technician

Wesley Curtis
Wesley Curtis

Field Technician

Senior Leadership

Carlin with family
Carlin Walsh

CEO

Carissa
Carissa Branch

Chief of Staff

Johnathon Shaffer

Tower and Safety Manager

Jesse Bowers

Field Project Manager and Business Development

Yuwipi Tsunka
Yuwipi Tsunka

Director of Field Operations

David Sheffield

Network Operation Engineer

Stephanie
Stephanie Mullet

Purchasing Manager

Liz
Elizabeth Rees

Customer Care Manager

Aristata Communications
We bridge the digital divide in the Central Rockies while transforming the relationships we have with our communities and customers to create a lasting, positive impact for generations ahead.

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Aristata Communications

Additional Information

  • Aristata Communications Voice included
  • Unlimited local and long-distance calling to the US and Canada
  • Over 35+ calling features, like voicemail, call waiting, and call forwarding
  • Add a second line for $29.95* per month
* Pricing does not include taxes. surcharges, and fees, which are subject to change