Longmont’s success leads to dozens of followers: When is ‘crazy fast’ internet coming to your town?

Date: 24 Jul 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

WGBH Denver Channel 7 – July 24, 2017 Written by Jason Gruenauer LONGMONT — It’s 40 times faster than broadband. It’s cheaper than the cable company. And it could be coming to a city near you. “Crazy fast” and municipally-owned internet is … Read More

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

Date: 22 Jun 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More

Citizens Take a Stand in Broadband Access Debate

Date: 21 Feb 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Christopher Mitchell, Community Broadband Networks initiative director, recently took some time to visit with John Hockenberry on The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC. The conversation covered municipal networks, big cable and telephone monopolies, and how local community initiatives for better connectivity are raising the bar in rural areas.… Read More

Colorado Bill To Reclaim Local Authority Stalls In Committee, Audio Available

Date: 14 Feb 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Monday the Colorado Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee heard SB 42, a bill to repeal the state’s requirement for referendum to reclaim local telecommunications authority. The committee of seven Senators voted 4 – 3 to postpone the bill indefinitely, leaving it in legislative purgatory. We’ve provided the audio above, but we missed the first minute or so of the recording.… Read More

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