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Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2018

Colorado State Senator Steve Fenberg on Local Power Versus Corporate Power (Episode 39)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fenberg-local-power-blp-episode-39/

When a local activist saw that his community wanted a better, more renewable future he took action — now he’s doing the same work in the Colorado State Senate. This week’s episode of the Building Local Power podcast features a great conversation between the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell and… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2018

Loveland, Colorado City Council Moves Forward on Municipal Broadband Network Development

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/loveland-colorado-city-council-moves-forward-on-municipal-broadband-network-development/

In a series of decisions, Loveland, Colorado’s City Council voted earlier this week to take the next step toward developing a municipal broadband network. In addition to allocating funds to develop a business plan, city leadership established an advisory board, accepted task force recommendations, and voted to amended current code to allow the electric utility to handle communications activities. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 16, 2018

Greeley, Colorado Municipal Network Gains Support in Local Letter

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/greeley-colorado-municipal-network-gains-support-in-local-letter/

Now that they have removed the weight of Colorado’s restrictive SB 152, Greeley is looking forward to future solutions to poor Internet access. In a recent letter to the local Tribune, resident Richard Reilly offered three reasons why Greeley should develop a plan to move toward municipal broadband. Reilly’s points are: First and foremost, net neutrality must… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 8, 2018

Longmont Reduces Rate For Residential Gigabit Internet Service

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/longmont-reduces-rate-for-residential-gigabit-internet-service/

In the midst of price increase announcements from Comcast and others for 2018, gigabit subscribers in Longmont, Colorado, are enjoying a price decrease from their publicly owned network, NextLight. Happy New Year As of January 1st, standard residential gigabit Internet access rates dropped from $99.95 per month to $69.95 per month. According to Longmont Power and Communications (LPC), about… Continue reading

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Dec 15, 2017

Working Partner Update: Eco-Cycle; Boulder, Colo.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/working-partner-update-eco-cycle-boulder-colo/

ILSR and Eco-Cycle have been working partners since the mid 1970s when both organizations were founded. During the beginning years of the post World War II resurgence in recycling in the late 1960s – early 1970s, community drop-off centers grew into community based curbside collection enterprises; often started in activists’ back yards and porches, gas… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 9, 2017

Totals Are In: Comcast Spends $900K In Fort Collins Election

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/totals-are-in-comcast-spends-900k-in-fort-collins-election/

A month ago we were following the election in Fort Collins in which Comcast had invested heavily to oppose a measure to allow Fort Collins can pave the way for a future municipal network. Comcast lost their bid to buy the election and their recent campaign report reveals that the bankroll they spent was much more than… Continue reading

Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Nov 21, 2017

Boulder Voters Say (Again): “We’ll Lead Movement to Energy Democracy”

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/boulder-voters-say-again-well-lead-movement-to-energy-democracy/

It was a squeaker. With 85% of votes cast, the outlook for Boulder’s quest to control its energy future seemed dimmer than it had since 2011. The nays were up by 100 votes, in favor of ending funding for the city’s effort to take over its electric utility and bolster locally-produced renewable energy. A late… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 8, 2017

Local Authority Wins Across Colorado; Comcast Loses In Fort Collins

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/local-authority-wins-across-colorado-comcast-loses-in-fort-collins/

Voters in 18 19 Colorado communities chose local telecommunications authority with an average rate of 83 percent. In Fort Collins, voters weren’t swayed by rivers of cash Comcast threw at them in the final month leading up to a ballot issue to pave the way for local fiber optic Internet infrastructure. By a comfortable margin, ballot measure 2B passed, allowing the… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 8, 2017

Press Release: Colorado communities overwhelming reclaim local authority, reject telecom monopolies via ballot initiatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-colorado-communities-overwhelming-reclaim-local-authority-reject-telecom-monopolies-via-ballot-initiatives/

Colorado Voters Once Again Reject Monopolies in Internet Service at the Ballot Box All 18 voting communities opt out of restrictive state law, Fort Collins ensures municipal utility can provide broadband service Contact: ​Christopher Mitchell christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185​ MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Voters across the state of Colorado have, once again, rejected big telecom by opting out of a… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 6, 2017

Press Release: Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association sets local election spending record in municipal ballot referendum on broadband connectivity

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-colorado-cable-telecommunications-association-sets-local-election-spending-record-in-municipal-ballot-referendum-on-broadband-connectivity/

Comcast Sets Fort Collins Election Spending Record Opposing Broadband Competition The Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association is spending almost half a million to deny residents a real choice in broadband Internet access Contact: Christopher Mitchell christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185​ Campaign Spending Update – 11/6/2017: On November 3rd, Comcast’s front group Priorities First filed their most recent campaign report. The report showed… Continue reading