Longmont Prepares to Vote on Fiber Bonds – Community Broadband Bits Episode #68

Date: 15 Oct 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As Longmont prepares to vote on November 5, we are paying special attention to question 2B, which will authorize the city utility to issue revenue bonds to finance the FTTH network already being built. The successful referendum from 2011 gave the City authority to build the network and this referendum, if successful, will finance a rapid … Read More

Longmont Friends of Fiber Rallies Supporters, Preps for Referendum Fight

Date: 22 Aug 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Longmont’s City Council and municipal power and communications utility are getting serious about bringing fiber to the people. We reported earlier this month about the decision to allow voters to decide how fast they want that next generation network. Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) already plan to expand the existing network to households and businesses but … Read More

Longmont to Vote a 3rd Time on Fiber Network

Date: 26 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Longmont community will soon have the chance to decide how quickly they want ubiquitous FTTH. On July 23rd, the City Council unanimously approved a proposal to ask voters in a referendum if they want to bond for funds to speed up construction of the LPC fiber network. Absent bond financing, the network will expand much … Read More

Longmont Leaders Understand Need for Network

Date: 26 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Longmont, Colorado, kept its eye on the prize. City leaders’ vision, to bring high-speed connectivity to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, and government facilities began many years ago and the community faced multiple challenges. Citizens knocked down legislative barriers through referendum, fought corporate misinformation campaigns, and contended with tough economic times. Throughout the ordeal, community leaders held … Read More

Longmont City Council Approves Fiber Network

Date: 20 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Longmont, Colorado, will move ahead with plans to offer fiber connectivity to the entire community. After presenting this business plan to the City Council, members voted unanimously on May 14th to support the measure. Scott Rochat from the Times-Call attended the meeting. Residents stepped forward to express their opinions and all but one urged the council … Read More

Businesses Lining Up for Service in Longmont, FTTH Build-Out Studied

Date: 13 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January, Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) announced they would begin connecting businesses located within 500 feet of the existing network. As we reported, local businesses were chomping at the bit to get hooked up and enjoy the high-speed next generation network. Even without efforts at marketing or advertising, more businesses have added themselves to the … Read More

Longmont Soon to Connect Businesses, Residents in Colorado Community

Date: 30 Jan 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Readers know we have offered extensive coverage of the publicly owned network in Longmont, Colorado. The utility will soon offer telecommunications services to businesses and residents that are physically located within 500 feet or less of its existing network. At this stage, policies and procedures for the service are being finalized by Longmont Power and Communications … Read More

Longmont Fiber Considers Streaming Instead of Cable

Date: 31 Aug 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In our recent podcast interview with Vince Jordan of Longmont Power and Communications (LPC), we shared the story of Colorado’s newest community network. Vince told the story of the community’s struggle to overcome a massive misinformation campaign by Comcast and progress since. LPC is proving itself to be innovative, creative, and centered on community – all … Read More

Community Broadband Bits 10 – Vince Jordan from Longmont, Colorado

Date: 28 Aug 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The tenth episode of the Community Broadband Bits podcast features Vince Jordan, Telecom Manager for Longmont Power and Communication in Colorado. We have long followed the trials and tribulations of this community as they fought through two referenda against Comcast’s deep pockets. Now they are expanding their network to connect businesses and residents. You can learn … Read More

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