Three additional communities in Colorado will seek to opt-out of a state anti-municipal broadband statute during the general election on November 8th.
In 2005, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 05-152 that prohibits most uses of municipal funding for infrastructure to improve localbroadband or telecommunications services. However, communities can nullify those provisions by passing a local referendum, and to date 119 communities have done so.
This year, three towns - Castle Pines, Lone Tree, and Pueblo - are seeking exemptions to allow them to explore municipal broadband projects.
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