Fremont County Ballot Question 1A – High Speed Internet Services

Posted at 4:04 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 09:04:43-05

Shall the County of Fremont, without increasing taxes, be authorized to provide high-speed internet services (advanced services), telecommunication services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by §§ 29-27-101 to 304, “Competition in Utility and Entertainment Services,” of the Colorado Revised Statutes.

A vote in favor of this measure allows the county an exemption to Senate Bill 152 so the county can provide, facilitate or partner with service providers for high-speed internet, cable television and telecommunications service. Cities and counties in Colorado have sought approval from voters to create their own utility for these services to provide broadband to residents.