Cedar Networks founders Vijay Bastawade and Jeff Fink were working at Microsoft as software developers when they came up with the crazy notion of moving to Durango and starting their own software company.
They landed in Durango and began writing programs primarily for markets in Asia and the Far East. They quickly discovered that Durango offered limited Internet access at the time — and that was limiting their ability to serve their customers well.
Not to be stymied by the lack of infrastructure, Vijay and Jeff decided to start their own ISP business to improve customer service for their software company. They installed an antenna on Smelter Mountain, developed the infrastructure they needed, and started offering Internet service through mydurango.net. That was in 2000.
They are the epitome of early adopters. As technologies have evolved in the world of telecommunications, they’ve been quick to incorporate next-generation advances to improve and expand the services they offer their customers.
Today, Cedar Networks is a privately held, multi-state, licensed telecommunications company that builds fast, reliable, and secure fiber networks. These networks serve residential, business, and government agencies in major markets and small communities throughout Colorado and New Mexico.