Fort Collins making progress - arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20...
Municipal broadband wins "David vs. Goliath battle" in Fort Collins, Colorado.
"Commuter rail in the metro area will head in a new direction when the 6.2-mile B-Line opens later this month, bringing for the first time a swath of Denver’s northern suburbs into the region’s burgeoning transit network. The line, launching July 25, will provide train service from the southern tip of Westminster to Denver Union Station. The 11-minute, one-way ride will cost $2.60.
The rest of the B-Line is meant to reach downtown Longmont — 41 miles from Union Station. It was one of the promised routes when voters went to the polls in 2004 to approve a sales tax hike of 0.4 percent to fund FasTracks, the metro area’s 122-mile rail and 18-mile bus rapid transit system.
But tax revenue projections that outstripped collections and higher-than-anticipated construction costs combined to create a severe funding shortfall, much of it falling disproportionately on the northwest corridor. According to the most recent funding scenario — one that Genova calls “the most optimistic window” — the B-Line wouldn’t make it to its terminus in Longmont before 2030."
Commuter rail in the metro area will head in a brand-new direction when the 6.2-mile B-Line opens later this month, bringing for the first time a swath of Denver’s northern suburbs into the r…
The City of Longmont recently installed fiber optic infrastructure, and they now have the fastest internet in the US: www.timescall.com/longmont-loc...
"Longmont Power & Communications is currently installing NextLight infrastructure throughout the city and hooking up customers in portions of the city. NextLight is the fiber-optic-powered Internet service the city is selling alongside other competitors like Comcast and CenturyLink."
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Longmont Power & Communications' NextLight Internet service is the fastest in the country, according to speed testing company Ookla.
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Boulder officials hope to offer free public wireless Internet throughout the Civic Area sometime this spring. (roughly from Ninth Street to 13th Street, from Arapahoe Avenue to Canyon Boulevard)
Boulder IT Director Don Ingle told the Boulder City Council on Tuesday night that this longtime city goal is made possible by a ballot measure passed by voters last year. That ballot measure exempted the city from a state law that prohibits municipalities from offering broadband service.
Boulder officials hope to offer free public wireless Internet throughout the Civic Area sometime this spring.
Produce trucks in L.A. -
"Unlike most food trucks, they don't serve hot meals on crowded city streets to urbanites on their lunch breaks. Instead, these trucks deliver produce, sweets and little household necessities to thousands of doorsteps each day.
As they mosey along residential roads, they also provide threads of community life and ethnic commerce that bind immigrants to the customs of their homelands."
Benjamin Cruz's signature honk — three quick toots and a long beep — announces his arrival on a north Pasadena street. A woman in fur-lined slippers shuffles toward the open back of his boxy white truck and peers into a colorful splash of groceries and sundries. Her young daughter, Hanna, trails along, giggling and chasing a skittish...