Thursday, January 4, 2018
After beating cable lobby, Colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband
The city council in Fort Collins, Colorado, last night voted to move ahead with a municipal fiber broadband network providing gigabit speeds, two months after the cable industry failed to stop the project.
Last night's city council vote came after residents of Fort Collins approved a ballot question that authorized the city to build a broadband network.
The Fort Collins City Council voted 7-0 to approve the broadband-related measures, a city government spokesperson confirmed to Ars today.
"Last night's three unanimous votes begin the process of building our city's own broadband network," Glen Akins, a resident who helped lead the pro-municipal broadband campaign, told Ars today.
The municipal broadband network will make Fort Collins an even more incredible place to live."
Residents approved the ballot question despite an anti-municipal broadband lobbying campaign backed by groups funded by Comcast and CenturyLink.
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