1. As net neutrality repeal looms, Boulder takes closer look at city-owned broadband utility

    As net neutrality repeal looms, Boulder takes closer look at city-owned broadband utility

    Longmmont's bradband utility, NextLight, has already assured customers that nothing will change in that city even if the Federal Communications Commission repeals net neutrality.

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    1. We've heard from people saying, hey, what would it look like for the city to do it alone?
    2. The internet was begun a generation ago with the concept that it would connect people around the world freely and openly, without restriction.
    3. Access to a free and fair internet is necessary for a functioning democracy.
    4. Regardless of what changes the FCC makes to the regulations, we intend to keep providing our customers with the same excellent service they've come to expect, without shuttling users and services into fast lanes and slow lanes.
    5. We've seen this happen in Longmont, in Nashville.
    6. We're not going to wait to see how that plays out in terms of exploring our different (broadband) options.
    7. When Axia dropped away, Fort Collins went back and looked at the market.
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