Fast, affordable Internet access for all.
At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24, I received a call from a listing called FAX GLOBAL 303-648-4835. An older woman began telling me that a yes vote for 2A was a mistake because 80 percent of cities that have done this failed. I asked who was sponsoring this call and she said it was volunteers. I asked who was paying for the equipment and got the runaround. I asked if the call center was in Longmont and she hung up. I dialed back and got a fax tone. The phone is a land line in south metro Denver.Hard to imagine why anyone is volunteering to call people in another town and lie to them about a referendum. The letter writer goes on to discuss the absurdity of Comcast's position that a yes vote is a risk for the community:
If I have a building that is paid for (as is the fiber-optic network) and is one-third rented and have the opportunity to rent the empty space and the renter goes bust, I have made money with little expense.The grassroots groups supporting the initiative seem to have spent substantially less -- far less than even 1% of what Comcast is dropping to maintain its monopoly on fast broadband. But they are springing for pizza at a Vote Yes on 2A event next Friday.
We have an event scheduled for Friday, October 21st, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Left Hand Brewery in Longmont. We want to encourage the public to stop by and see high-tech displays showing what YES on ballot issue 2A COULD mean to them.There is also a meeting tonight where the Longmont Tea Party will discuss the referendum. It will be curious to see who they side with -- the distant mega-corporations overcharging them for telecom or the local government that is directly accountable to the voters.