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Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

Denver Business Journal

Expectations that the 2016 legislative session could produce big changes to telecommunications law in Colorado turned out to be misguided as bills watched by the industry failed or were gutted in the session’s final days.

A bill that would have let rural counties exempt telecom providers’ broadband hardware purchases from sales taxes died in a legislative committee hours before the end of this year’s session Wednesday.

It was one of many proposed tech-related measures to run aground in a…