Luminate vs. Spectrum: Which Internet Service is Better in Craig and Steamboat?

Luminate vs Spectrum

Choosing the right internet service provider can be daunting; you want to make sure that you install internet that supports everything you want to do, from streaming to working and gaming and that is reliable. When doing your research you might have run up against a lot of promotions and promises and not a lot of laying out what you’re actually going to get.

That’s why at Luminate, we don’t use fancy promotional speak; we provide what we say, we provide, and we charge what we say we charge.

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of internet services from Luminate Broadband and Spectrum in the Yampa Valley.

Fiber vs. Cable

Luminate is the only end-to-end fiber network in the area, meaning you get all of the benefits of a fiber network, like faster speeds, increased reliability and security, unlimited uploads and downloads, symmetrical speeds, and the bandwidth to stream, game, work, and surf on multiple devices at once.

Spectrum’s internet service is set up through their existing cable networks, some of which are fiber-rich, meaning portions of the data are sent over fiber cables, and others are not. 

Local vs. Global

Yes! In fact, if you’re going to be digging on your own property, it’s required by law that you initiate a utility locate. It’s super easy and free. All you need to do is call 811 or visit to submit a simple online request.

Utilizing this resource not only enables you to protect your family from injury and financial strain, it also helps keep your utilities running without issue. Call 811 to know what’s below today.

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When it comes to choosing the right internet service, you’ll want to select a provider that others have had a good experience with. Here is are great and critical reviews from each Luminate and Spectrum:


Great review:

“Game Changer! We went from an ok service which was as good as other options to Luminate. Now I see how lacking our old service was. Customer service is also superior. Our old service charged extra for at home assistance but never came out to the house when we asked for help. Luminate customer service is super responsive and very helpful, and no extra cost. Thank you, thank you, thank you Luminate for the lightning fast broadband! (Lightning)”

Critical review:


Great review:

“The tech who assisted us was so personal and showed us everything and set up our new box! He was very kind and respectful! I definitely will be asking for him every time! 5 stars!”

Critical review:

“Just switched to Spectrum and was promised 600 download and 35 upload. So far I am getting under 400 download and between 5-10 upload. Upload is really slow and I have to switch again if they can’t fix it.”

We might be biased, but we’re certain that a 100% fiber network with speeds up to 1 Gbps that provide the local community with not only speedy internet service, but also opportunities for commerce, healthcare, education, and entertainment for our local community is the best choice.

Stop by our office in Craig 3715 US Hwy 40 Craig, CO 81625 or Steamboat 2211 Elk River Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, call +1 970 870 4320, or visit to learn more about getting set up with the fastest, most reliable internet service in the valley.