Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband: $60 a month

“We must stop the proliferation of Internet!”

A four year battle between the city of Fort Collins and the forces of Comcast and CenturyLink ended in a win for the consumers. Said one headline in 2017 after the vote: “

“Sorry, Comcast: Voters say “yes” to city-run broadband in Colorado,” and “Municipal broadband wins “David vs. Goliath battle” in Fort Collins, Colorado.” Ars Technica

A municipal broadband service in Fort Collins, Colorado went live for new customers today, less than two years after the city’s voters approved the network despite a $900K cable industry-led campaign against it. “Finally a broadband provider you can trust,” the city-run broadband service’s website says in a pointed message about the Comcast cable and CenturyLink DSL services that are the city’s primary broadband networks.

Fort Collins Connexion, the new fiber-to-the-home municipal option, costs $59.95 a month for 1Gbps download and 1Gbps upload speeds, with no data caps, contracts, or installation fees.

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