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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

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

Press Release: Colorado Communities Set to Reclaim Local Authority via Broadband Ballot Referenda, Rebuff Internet Access Monopolies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-colorado-communities-set-to-reclaim-local-authority-via-broadband-ballot-referenda-rebuff-internet-access-monopolies/

Colorado Communities Set to Reclaim Local Authority, Rebuff Internet Access Monopolies 18 communities across the state will vote to join nearly 100 of their fellows in investigating Internet infrastructure investments Contact: ​Christopher Mitchell, christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185​ MINNEAPOLIS, MINN — Tomorrow, 18 communities across Colorado will be voting to reclaim their local authority to end broadband monopolies. Since… Continue reading

Featured Article, Report, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 2, 2017

Comcast’s Election Investment: Policy Brief On Seattle, Fort Collins, & Broadband Ballots

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/comcasts-election-investment-policy-brief-on-seattle-fort-collins-broadband-ballots/

Comcast is doing its best to buy elections in Seattle and Fort Collins and this new report from the Community Broadband Networks team found out why: the telecom giant stands to lose millions in customer’s service if their preferred option loses at the ballot. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 2, 2017

Press Release: Comcast is spending scared in Seattle & Fort Collins local elections, facing threat of competition

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-comcast-is-spending-scared-in-seattle-fort-collins-local-elections-facing-threat-of-competition/

Comcast Spends Big on Local Elections in Seattle & Fort Collins The telecom giant would lose millions in revenue from real competition, new ILSR report says Contact:​ Christopher Mitchell christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185​ MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Comcast has a lot to lose from competition in broadband Internet access. That’s why the telecommunications giant is spending big in… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 25, 2017

Big Money & Lies: Incumbent Cable Monopolies Try To Confuse Fort Collins, Colo. Voters

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/big-money-lies-incumbent-cable-monopolies-try-to-confuse-fort-collins-colo-voters/

With their back against the wall, Comcast is pulling out it’s well manicured, sharp claws in Fort Collins, Colorado. Voters will be asked to approve measure 2B on November 7th, which would allow the city to take steps toward establishing their own municipal telecommunications utility. In order to preserve the lack of competition, incumbent Internet… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 25, 2017

Press Release: Cable Association Spends Big Cash in Local Colorado Ballot Referendum on Municipal Broadband

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-cable-association-spends-big-cash-in-local-colorado-ballot-referendum-on-municipal-broadband/

Comcast Spends Big to Oppose Broadband Competition in Fort Collins The Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association is spending hundreds of thousands to deny residents a real choice in broadband Internet access Contact: Christopher Mitchell christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185​ MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Big cable is trying to buy Fort Collins’ local election. A group largely funded by the state… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Matthew Marcus | No Comments | Updated on Oct 23, 2017

More Colorado Towns Put Municipal Broadband Question on The Ballot

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/more-colorado-towns-put-municipal-broadband-question-on-the-ballot/

This November, more Colorado towns and counties will be voting on whether to opt out of the 12-year-old SB 152, a state law that restricts broadband development. Senate Bill 152 has hindered communities’ ability to invest in Internet infrastructure and provide service themselves or with private sector partners. Many communities are realizing that national carriers can’t be relied on to provide high-quality Internet access. To date, at least 98 communities across the state of Colorado have voted to reclaim local telecommunications authority by opting out of SB 152; a handful are considering actually pursuing a publicly owned network. Continue reading