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

Date: 8 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.… Read More

More Colorado Towns Put Municipal Broadband Question on The Ballot

Date: 23 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.… Read More

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

Date: 2 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More

Mancos Voters The Latest To Decide Local Authority In Colorado

Date: 25 Mar 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

 Mancos, a rural community of about 1,300 in rural southwest Colorado, hopes to join over 50 other communities across the state that have reclaimed local telecommunications authority. On April 5th, the town will decide whether to exempt itself from SB … Read More