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Fort Collins Leads Public Internet Charge

Rafia Shaik

Rafia Shaik

Mae Marzin, Internet City Utility Provider

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The FCC has been fighting to repeal Net Neutrality, and, on December 14, 2017, a 3 to 2 party vote made it official. A lot of people in the country have been afraid of this happening, but the repeal has many thinking about what is going to change with our internet. Some cities, like Fort Collins, Colorado, have thought of making internet an open utility for the city.

The city of Fort Collins has already started their plan on providing public internet. They are very committed to Net Neutrality and want their city to be happy with the option of an open web provider.

Their main plan is to provide open internet access with no restrictions regarding downloads, uploads and loading any websites. Fort Collins will be issuing a broadband request for design, construction, billing and marketing plans, in January 2018. As of now, the city is moving forward with their business, installing a high speed internet for the whole community. During a work session on November 28, 57.15 percent of the council approved ballot measure 2B.

Fort Collins is now becoming a leader in utility internet. A Hawaiian politician has the same idea, but he is thinking differently about this situation. On Monday, December 18th, Kanelia Ing introduced a bill that will provide the state with an open internet. He stated, “One option is to reject corporate internet service providers altogether, and control the internet ourselves.” He is urging Congress to reverse the FCC’s ruling.

Many local governments are against the repeal of Net Neutrality and are working to have an open internet for their states or cities. These plans could last from three to five years, but it is many government officials are trying to find ways to work around the FCC’s decision.

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By Rafia Shaik

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