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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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