33 minutes | Aug 29th 2019

Fort Collins Connexion and the Push for Municipal Broadband

On November 7, 2017, voters here in Fort Collins, Colorado passed measure 2B, which allowed the city to move forward with creating a publicly-owned broadband utility. Despite nearly unprecedented spending by lobbying groups fronted by telecom companies, the measure passed with 57% of the vote. As this is being recorded in August 2019, we're mere days away from the first customers being serviced by the utility, now known as Fort Collins Connexion.In this special preview episode of an upcoming NoCo FM show, host Chris Lanphear sat down with Colin Garfield and Glen Akins of Fort Collins Citizen Broadband Committee, which spearheaded the effort to bring municipal broadband to Fort Collins.Colin Garfield and Broadband & Beers:https://www.facebook.com/broadbandbeers/https://twitter.com/broadbandbeershttps://twitter.com/ColinGarfieldGlen Akins:https://twitter.com/bikerglenhttps://bikerglen.com/blog/Fort Collins Connexion:https://fcconnexion.comhttps://twitter.com/ConnexionFC
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