Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Avon, Colorado, VailNet, Inc. is an ISP providing dial-up and broadband Internet to business and residential customers in the Eagle and Summit counties in Colorado. Since its founding, VailNet has grown through acquisitions and by being acquired. In 1997, VailNet acquired ColoradoNet, an ISP that served Summit County, including Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne and Keystone. The acquisition significantly grew VailNet’s customer base and the company still does business as VailNet/ColoradoNet. In 1999, VailNet was acquired by Vail Resorts, Inc., which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under symbol MTN. In April 2001, VailNet acquired MountainMax, an ISP that served Eagle County. The acquisition aided the deployment of VailNet’s DSL service
Today, VailNet operates a fiber-optic backbone. Its network is used to provide dial-up, ISDN, T1, frame access, wireless T1s and web hosting.