City of Florence Ballot Question 2C – High-speed internet

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 09:16:59-05

Shall the City of Florence without increasing taxes, and to restore local authority that was denied to all local governments by the State Legislature, and to foster a more competitive marketplace, be authorized to indirectly provide high-speed internet (advanced services), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, through competitive and non-exclusive partnerships with private businesses, as expressly permitted by Article 29, Title 27 of the  Colorado Revised Statutes?

A vote in favor of this measure allows the county to 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.