"One issue is that it can only be one sentence," Roiniotis responded. "And the sentence is already a paragraph."
The fiber "backbone" is already in place, Roiniotis said, and wouldn't require either a tax increase or a cut to other city services.
doesn't make sense to start planning any of it, he told the council, unless it's clear that the fiber network can be used.
"If that's what motivates people, that's fine by me," Councilman Sean McCoy said during Tuesday's council meeting.
Without that vote, the city can't let homes or businesses use that fiber without a vote, thanks to a 2005 state law. It's a fight the city's lost once before in 2009, when opponents including the Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association spent $245,513 to urge the measure's defeat.
This time out, there's a different tack. The city has been underlining in discussions that the measure would "restore its rights" to provide telecommunications service. And it's stressing that no high dollar project is on the table the first words of the ballot measure now read "Without increasing taxes ."
"Would the city be in violation of the law if someone used this Internet service to access online movies via their Netflix subscription?" he asked in a memo.
Tom Roiniotis of Longmont Power and Communications said there's a lot of possible uses for the network if it's opened up providing free WiFi hotspots in some parts of the city, work with private sector telecom companies to provide improved service, or even work with subdivisions that want to put in "fiber to the home" technology. But it Prada Cahier Bag Beige
Substation technician Kevin Stenson works in the Longmont Power and Communications network operations center on February 17, 2010. The city uses smart grid technology, which allows for constant and real time monitoring of the city's six electrical substations, using the fiber optic "backbone" the city installed in 1997. The Longmont City Council will soon decide whether to launch another ballot measure that would let the city offer high speed Internet service on its fiber optic network. ( Richard M. 9, the Longmont City Council will decide whether to launch another ballot measure that would let the city offer high speed Internet service on its fiber optic network. If it passes that vote and a second one set for Aug. 23, the issue will go to the ballot on Nov. 1.
State Grey Prada Handbag law bans a city from providing "advanced services," "telecommunications services" or "cable television services" without a vote. But "cable television," for example, is defined as one way transmission of video programming . a definition, Roiniotis said, that might now encompass YouTube.
Longmont a step closer to new telecom campaign
"It sounds like we're whining," she said. "We're not telling the voters what's in it for them: 'This is what we're going Green Prada Bag
Councilwoman Sarah Levison asked members of the Longmont Area Economic Council to help promote the issue. Once the city votes to push the ballot issue, it cannot do anything more to promote it beyond publishing pros and cons.
to do, x, y and z.'"
To be sure no loopholes were left, he said, the measure mirrors the language of the original 2005 law even though, he added, that language is largely outdated.
Witt said she didn't like the language of the measure, even though she understood why it was necessary.
called on the telecommunications companies themselves to join in support this time, since the city would be working with retail providers if the ballot issue passes.
Councilwoman Katie Witt asked if the ballot issue could guarantee that no big projects would be launched without voter approval. Roiniotis answered that anything large likely would require a bond issue, which always requires a vote.
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