While community activists in Vinton and Decorah ran spirited campaigns to promote a "Yes" vote in their municipal telecom referendums in 2015, things are eerily quiet in Pella.
Voters in Pella will go to the polls next Tuesday, May 1st, to decide whether or not the city should be authorized to operate a municipal telecommunications utility. If approved by voters, the City is expected to move forward with a feasibility study this summer.
City Administrator Mike Nardini says to his knowledge there has been no campaign activity for or against the ballot issue. The only educational material that has been presented is a web page posted by the Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance (PACE).
Pella is currently served by Mediacom and Windstream.
We'll have results of the Pella referendum here on the Broadband Bytes website as soon as they are available Tuesday night or Wednesday.
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