@risabee Comcast did the same thing in Longmont, CO, where I live. They won the first time; then city leaders banded in support and the public got educated. The next time the ballot came up, it passed overwhelmingly. (We already own our own electric utility, as well.)
Back in July, I had my NextLight (city-owed gigabit fiber) installed. $50/mo for 1 Gbps—price for life, which stays with the house or carries with us if we move.
They will fight it. But it can be done by activist cities.
@madrush @risabee Kinda makes me regret moving away from Longmont, but it's good to have a positive examples to point other municipalities to. Around the parts I currently live, Sandy has been doing some good things with their infrastructure. https://www.ci.sandy.or.us/sandynet/
Of course, I don't live in Sandy. :-|
@madrush You're right. It is nice! In many ways, it is the most beautiful place I have ever lived. I hope I didn't sound like I was complaining. :)
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