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Bart Lorang

12 neighbors want free, high-speed, municipal wifi in Boulder.

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If we can municipalize the power grid in Boulder, we can add fiber optic lines. Blazing fast reliable internet is a must for technology workers, researchers, and the general public.

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Eric Lombardi
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Ryan Martens
Dan
Eckhart Beatty
Tee Parham
Carol Jacobs-Carre
Sue Wallingford
Christopher A. M. Berry
Andy Daykin
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Tee Parham

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.

www.dailycamera.com/news/bould...

Boulder to launch free public wi-fi in downtown Civic Area

Boulder officials hope to offer free public wireless Internet throughout the Civic Area sometime this spring.

www.dailycamera.com/news/bould...

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Posted Jan 28, 2015
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Tee Parham

Vote Yes on City of Boulder 2C to give the city of Boulder the right to decide if we want municipal internet:

www.dailycamera.com/news/bould...

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Posted Oct 27, 2014
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Tee Parham
Tee Parham
Nov 5, 2014

Winner! 84% of voters approved the right of the city of Boulder to have municipal broadband.

Posted by Tee Parham on Nov 5, 2014
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Dan
Nov 5, 2014

Woot!

Posted by Dan on Nov 5, 2014
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Dan

Fort Collins making progress - arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20...

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Sorry, Comcast: Voters say “yes” to city-run broadband in Colorado

Municipal broadband wins "David vs. Goliath battle" in Fort Collins, Colorado.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20...

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Posted Nov 8, 2017
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Tee Parham

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."

All kneel before Longmont!

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Longmont's NextLight fastest Internet service in U.S.

Longmont Power & Communications' NextLight Internet service is the fastest in the country, according to speed testing company Ookla.

www.timescall.com/longmont-loc...

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Posted Oct 14, 2015
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Tee Parham

It's absurd that the state of Colorado "does not allow cities to offer telecommunications services unless their voters approve an exemption."

www.dailycamera.com/news/bould...

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Posted Jun 13, 2014
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Tee Parham

Here is an exceptional post describing the implications of the recent FCC Net Neutrality ruling, "a wake up call to cities to build municipal fiber": medium.com/platypus-journal/4a...

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Net Neutrality is Dead. The FCC Won’t Save It. It’s Time to Start Building.

Net Neutrality is dead as of Tuesday.

A D.C. appeals court, acting on a petition by Verizon, declared that the FCC lack…

medium.com/platypus-journal/4a...

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Posted Jan 16, 2014
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Christopher A. M. Berry

Yes - let's municipalize this utility just like we are with electricity...and maybe expand to FTTH/P (Fiber to the Home/Premise).

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Posted Nov 24, 2012
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