As Longmont prepares to vote on November 5
, we are paying special attention to question 2B, which will authorize the city utility to issue revenue bonds to finance the FTTH network already being built. The successful referendum
from 2011 gave the City authority to build the network and this referendum, if successful, will finance a rapid expansion rather than the present incremental approach that will take decades.
We have a double interview today, with Vince Jordan rejoining the show from Longmont Power and Communications. He previously spoke with us on episode 10
but today he just gives us the facts about the network and scenarios of what will happen depending on how the city votes.
The second interview is with George Oliver, co-founder of the grassroots group Friends of Fiber
that is advocating for people to vote yes on question 2B. George explains the benefits of passing this debt, namely that area residents and businesses will gain access to a world class networks without increasing any taxes.
Friends of Fiber is on Twitter
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