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What Are Fort Collins Residents Voting On This Fall?

September 14, 2017

Voters in Fort Collins, Colo. will decide this November whether to move forward on consideration of a municipal broadband network. Heartland Institute writer Brandi Wielgopolski advises residents to vote no on the question, even if the election results don’t necessarily mean the city will move forward with a municipal broadband project.  The network would cost …

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Fort Collins Chamber: City Must Slow Down Municipal Broadband Efforts

August 9, 2017

As this blog reported last month, Loveland, Colo. has decided to slow down its plans to build a municipal broadband network. Several officials said they wanted more time to explore and study the issue. In a column in the Coloradan, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David May says his city should …

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Loveland, Colo. Won’t Ask Residents About Municipal Broadband

July 13, 2017

Earlier this week, this blog reported that voters in Greeley, Colo. might get to vote this November on whether their city leaders should pursue a government-owned broadband network. While leaders in Greeley seem to want to move forward with that vote, officials in Loveland, Colo. have put the brakes on municipal broadband. According to the …

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Greeley And Windsor, Colo. To Spend $85,000 On Municipal Broadband Study

July 12, 2017

The city of Greeley, Colo. recently decided to join another Colorado town, Windsor, in producing a broadband feasibility study. The study, which Windsor Now reports will cost a total of $85,000 ($35,000 from Windsor and $50,000 from Greeley) will examine consumer demand for a municipal broadband network and determine options for building such a system. …

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Grand Junction Votes Against Municipal Broadband

March 6, 2017

Last week this blog reported that city leaders in Grand Junction, Colo. were getting cold feet about diving into the broadband marketplace with a government-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP). According to KJCT8, city councilors went with their gut instincts (and history, which reveals the risks associated with municipal networks), voting last Wednesday not to move …

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Grand Junction Getting Cold Feet

March 2, 2017

Grand Junction, Colo.’s city council will decide this week whether to move forward on a plan to build “a $70 million high-speed, fiber broadband network with Sifi/Nokia.” According to the Grand Junction Sentinel, council members are getting cold feet about the deal. The council members who are leaning against the plan are worried that Grand …

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Colorado Senate Ensures Residents Have A Say On Government Broadband

February 21, 2017

Good news for taxpayers in Colorado. According to an Associated Press report in the Durango Herald, state senators have defeated an effort that would roll back limits placed more than a decade ago on government-owned broadband networks. At issue was a 2005 law that requires municipal leaders to get the approval of local voters before …

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A Movement Away From Municipal Broadband In Boulder?

July 13, 2016

Two years ago, residents of Boulder, Colo. voted to allow their city officials to pursue the concept of building a municipal broadband network, using 100 miles of high-speed fiber optic cables that currently are sitting dormant underground. This week a Maryland consultant, CTC Technology and Energy, delivered a report offering its thoughts on the matter. …

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