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Turnout is expected to be low for the Nov. 7 election. That’s largely because there is no statewide ballot question to help generate excitement for or against an issue.

About one third of Colorado cities and towns are holding elections on Nov. 7. The most common question voters will face is whether to allow their community to explore other options for receiving broadband.

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On Tuesday, construction workers outside Carbondale were digging a natural gas pipeline and accidentally chopped through a fiber optic cable.

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When a CenturyLink fiber-optic cable was cut in Carbondale on Tuesday, many in the valley lost phone and Internet service.

Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to pay Xcel Energy just under $325,000 to power up one of their new radio towers.

Improving roads, easing traffic congestion and making broadband available to all parts of Colorado are some of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top priorities for the upcoming legislative session that begins Wednesday.

In November, voters allowed Pitkin County to provide broadband services.

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  An Aspen-based business group now hopes to rally more private sector interest in improving internet speed in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Garfield County wants feedback about broadband

May 18, 2016
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Garfield County is taking a look at broadband, and officials want to know what internet access is like for residents and business owners.

The Pitkin County Board of commissioners gave their unanimous support last night for a ballot measure that would allow government distribution of telecommunication services including cable TV and high-speed internet.

Pitkin County making headway with broadband effort

May 8, 2015
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Reliable internet service in parts of Pitkin County is a problem officials have heard about from their constituents, and an overall broadband plan is getting closer to reality. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

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Residents frustrated with slow internet speeds in Old Snowmass showed up to a Pitkin County Commissioner’s meeting Wednesday. 

Katie Murch is co-director at the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Old Snowmass. Through an interpreter, she told commissioners slow internet makes the organization look unprofessional. An online service that video streams her signing barely works.

Intepreter Kyle Larson: "Because of the internet service it’s blurry, it freezes. A one minute conversation can take ten minutes because of the internet service and it looks bad."