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Boulder Ballot Issue 2C

Posted: September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am by , in A Public Affair, Elections

Boulder ballot issue 2C would affirm the City of Boulder’s right to provide telecommunication services.  We speak with Tim O’Shea, head of the Yes on 2C steering committee.  There is currently no formal opposition to 2C, unlike in Longmont, when a similar ballot measure 3 years ago broke campaign spending records when major telecommunications companies funded an unsuccessful campaign to defeat the measure. Colorado Senate Bill-152, passed in 2005, restricts municipalities from providing public internet access. The City of Boulder hopes that the passage of this bill will enable them to explore more options of providing broad-band internet access.