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Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Matthew Marcus | No Comments | Updated on Oct 2, 2017

Fort Collins, Colo. Municipal Utility Ballot Language Lives Through Legal Challenge

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fort-collins-colo-municipal-utility-ballot-language-lives-through-legal-challenge/

The Fort Collins’ ballot measure that could amend the City Charter allowing high-speed Internet to become a municipal utility moves forward after a short legal scuffle. The question will be decided at the November 7th special election. Failed Legal Petition After the language of the ballot question was released following approval by City Hall, local… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 9, 2016

Colorado Voters Choose Local Control In 26 Communities

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We didn’t need a crystal ball, magic potion, or ESP to predict that local Colorado voters would enthusiastically reclaim telecommunications authority yesterday. Twenty-six more local governments put the issue on the ballot and citizens fervently replied, “YES! YES, WE DO!” Colorado local communities that want to take action to improve their local connectivity are hogtied… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 19, 2013

Watch: How a City Can Get More Clean, Local Energy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/city-clean-local-energy/

Like many cities attempting to solve climate change at a local level, Minneapolis is finding the prospect more challenging that it may have imagined. The lion’s share of emissions (two-thirds in the case of Minneapolis) come from electricity and gas sold by two monopoly, corporate utilities. Minnesota’s state-level policy is helping: a renewable energy standard… Continue reading