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Against All Odds: How Longmont Prevailed Over Incumbents

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The battle in Longmont for its citizens and businesses to take back their right to make their own best broadband decisions was about more than good campaigning. It was about a community making itself aware of its broadband needs, educating each other about technology options and standing strong in their resistence to industry scare tactics.


Tom Roiniotis, Director of Longmont Power & Communication (the city's municipal electric and telecommunications utility), joins us to disccuss how the city used the loss in 2009 of a similar ballot measure to prep the city for Round II. Despite being outspent 60 to 1, Longmont citizens had a game plan and they stuck to it.


Now the hard part starts - turning their broadband vision into reality. Pick up valuable tips on how you can fight the odds in your state to make broadband a reality.