Voters asked to lift restrictions on local fiber-optic lines

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Voters asked to lift restrictions on local fiber-optic lines

Improved Internet services could benefit businesses and consumers
Dustin Mosiman with Durango Electric works on Wi-Fi Internet cable connections on Main Avenue and Ninth Street on Monday. Bayfield, Durango, Ignacio, La Plata County, Archuleta County and San Juan County all are asking voters to opt out of restrictive state rules on leasing governmental fiber-optic lines to small Internet service providers.
Chris McCroskey, founder of IdeaLoop, said faster Internet speeds could attract businesses to Durango in the same way the railroad originally attracted early businesses to the area. “The same thing that happened in the 1880s, early 1900s, could happen again,” he said.
Woody Alexander, with Pinnacle Energy of Moab, Utah, digs a trench near the pedestrian bridge over the Animas River on Monday to install fiber-optic lines between River City Hall and Greenmont Cemetery.

Voters asked to lift restrictions on local fiber-optic lines

Dustin Mosiman with Durango Electric works on Wi-Fi Internet cable connections on Main Avenue and Ninth Street on Monday. Bayfield, Durango, Ignacio, La Plata County, Archuleta County and San Juan County all are asking voters to opt out of restrictive state rules on leasing governmental fiber-optic lines to small Internet service providers.
Chris McCroskey, founder of IdeaLoop, said faster Internet speeds could attract businesses to Durango in the same way the railroad originally attracted early businesses to the area. “The same thing that happened in the 1880s, early 1900s, could happen again,” he said.
Woody Alexander, with Pinnacle Energy of Moab, Utah, digs a trench near the pedestrian bridge over the Animas River on Monday to install fiber-optic lines between River City Hall and Greenmont Cemetery.
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