Longmont's NextLight Forges Ahead, Boulder Flounders in Muni Quagmire

Longmont's NextLight Installation in Progress
In case you forgot, Boulder is still trying to buy an obsolete electrical grid while Longmont is actually installing fiber to houses.   Boulder's muni efforts have already cost taxpayers millions of dollars (the city admits to $5.9MM).  If successful, municipalization will substantially increase your monthly utility costs even under the most favorable modeling scenarios while doing nothing to reduce our carbon footprint and fight climate change.   

Let's face it. Municipalization is a money hole.

Instead of fighting Xcel and indebting taxpayers for little return, we could be installing solar panels and Tesla batteries in all of the homes in Boulder, something that would actually reduce our long term carbon emissions and give Boulder true energy independence.

Boulder could also invest in a municipal fiber network, like Longmont and get rid of Comcast's effective monopoly.   Think about that when you vote in the next city council election in 2017.

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