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Without Increasing Taxes: Making Community Broadband Work

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Community-run networks are on the leading edge of broadband deployment in the U.S. These networks serve cities and counties where incumbent telcos won't go. They deliver speeds and quality of service incumbents can't or won't match (think Chattanooga, Wilson, NC, Santa Monica, CA). And through creative thinking, planning and partnerships, they minimize taxpayer risks.


Learn how communities can overcome adversity and follow in the footsteps of these broadband pioneers. Vince Jordan, CEO of broadband service and technology provider RidgeviewTel, explains why local businesses and residents must take control of their broadband destiny. We'll analyze steps successful communities around the U.S. took to reduce risks and maximize gain.

Longmont, CO is holding its second referendum campaign to take back their rights to select the broadband solutions, vendors and providers that serve this city's best interest, not those of the incumbents. Jordan has supported the citizens of Longmont in their effort to gain access to the city's fiber optic network since 2009.