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  • Stay Away from Municipal Broadband Boondoggles

    This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on April 17, 2018. 

    When it comes to broadband boondoggles, localities never seem to learn their lesson. Even after multiple Colorado municipal broadband projects ended in fiscal ruin, Fort Collins recently voted for nearly $150 million worth of bonds for “public Internet.” Towns such as Firestone and Frisco are following suit, with little attempt to warn taxpayers about the potential fiscal fallout. Given the continued failures of taxpayer-funded networks, state legislators should stay away from spending any tax dollars on these boondoggles.

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