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.
Vote Yes on City of Boulder 2C to give the city of Boulder the right to decide if we want municipal internet:
"According to the new study by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, community-owned broadband networks provide consumers with significantly lower rates than their private-sector counterparts."
Community-owned internet service providers are cheaper and better.
Fort Collins making progress - arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20...
Municipal broadband wins "David vs. Goliath battle" in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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!
Longmont Power & Communications' NextLight Internet service is the fastest in the country, according to speed testing company Ookla.
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...
Net Neutrality is dead as of Tuesday.
A D.C. appeals court, acting on a petition by Verizon, declared that the FCC lack…