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Comcast rep caught spreading misinformation about Longmont’s NextLight to Fort Collins

| Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 22, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/comcast-rep-caught-spreading-misinformation-about-longmonts-nextlight-to-fort-collins/

Longmont Times-Call – June 22, 2017

Written by Karen Antonacci

Longmont Power & Communications General Manager Tom Roiniotis set a Comcast senior director straight when the director lied to a Fort Collins resident about NextLight, Longmont’s municipal internet service.

It all started when Fort Collins resident Glen Akins emailed his City Council to ask why Comcast is offering 1 gigabit service to Longmont residents for $70 per month but charging Fort Collins customers between $110 and $120 per month.

Comcast announced on May 31 that it would offer 1 gigabit-per-second service in every place it serves in Colorado. …

Roiniotis corrected Lehmann and threw in a barb at Comcast’s service as well.

NextLight touts 1-gigabit-per-second upload and download speeds (although equipment can cause those speeds to vary).

“Comcast’s service only provides 35 (megabits per second) upload. That means that NextLight’s upload speed is about 29 times faster than Comcast’s,” Roiniotis wrote.

The email found its way onto the Fort Collins subreddit, where it was picked up by Muninetworks.org.

Read the full story here.