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City of Greeley Opt-Out SB-12

Without increasing taxes, shall the City of Greeley be authorized to provide high-speed internet services as defined by SS 29-27-101 through 304 of the Colorado Revised Statues, either directly, and/or indirectly with public and/or private sector partners, to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities, and other users of such services, without limiting its home rule authority?
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Ballot Measure 2L Municipal Option for Senate Bill 152 This ballot question asks voters to reinstate local authority over the community's ability to discuss broadband delivery options.
Some in favor say:

-Current broadband providers do not have to offer competitive pricing for service.

-Voters in sixty-eight other Colorado cities have already approved identical measures for their communities.

-There is no financial commitment on the part of the city government, residents or busnisess with this measure.

-This opens the door to possible public-private partnership discussions.
Ballot Measure 2L Municipal Option for Senate Bill 152 This ballot question asks voters to reinstate local authority over the community's ability to discuss broadband delivery options.
Some opposed say:

-Government should not be in the broadband or internet business.

-The City should try asking for better service for businesses and residents from existing providers.

-More government interference in the private sector is not useful.

-On its own, technological advancements will encourage competition.

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