Connect Boulder - Community Broadband

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Tell us what you think about the idea of community broadband! The City of Boulder has launched an initiative called Connect Boulder, which has two components: expanding free, public Wi-Fi and exploring options to give Boulder businesses and homes the ability to have faster, more affordable broadband.

A previous community engagement process found that high-speed internet could:

  • Enhance efficiency and quality of life for our residents;
  • Attract and retain next generation employers;
  • Help entrepreneurs compete globally;
  • Support student learning;
  • Empower individuals and businesses to work remotely, reducing carbon emissions;
  • Narrow the Digital Divide by giving lower income users access to critical technology and resources; and
  • Reinforce Boulder's tech-savvy reputation

On May 8, City Council reviewed technical analysis and preliminary cost estimates of the options to deliver fiber high-speed internet in the community. The community's feedback was shared with council as part of this discussion. Watch the study session.

On June 12, there will be a public hearing and City Council special meeting to discuss funding options to build the fiber backbone, including a possible 2018 ballot item.

Tell us what you think about the idea of community broadband! The City of Boulder has launched an initiative called Connect Boulder, which has two components: expanding free, public Wi-Fi and exploring options to give Boulder businesses and homes the ability to have faster, more affordable broadband.

A previous community engagement process found that high-speed internet could:

  • Enhance efficiency and quality of life for our residents;
  • Attract and retain next generation employers;
  • Help entrepreneurs compete globally;
  • Support student learning;
  • Empower individuals and businesses to work remotely, reducing carbon emissions;
  • Narrow the Digital Divide by giving lower income users access to critical technology and resources; and
  • Reinforce Boulder's tech-savvy reputation

On May 8, City Council reviewed technical analysis and preliminary cost estimates of the options to deliver fiber high-speed internet in the community. The community's feedback was shared with council as part of this discussion. Watch the study session.

On June 12, there will be a public hearing and City Council special meeting to discuss funding options to build the fiber backbone, including a possible 2018 ballot item.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome to the broadband brainstorming online survey!  These questions were asked of audience members at an in-person event on April 11. 

    You can view the full presentation here

    You can view a large size of the models here.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Hi! The City of Boulder is currently conducting a statistically valid phone survey about market conditions and voter preferences related to community broadband. In order to be as inclusive as possible, this survey is also being made available here for anyone who wishes to take it. The data will be analyzed separately. We do ask that if you have participated in the phone survey, you not complete this version, as it will result in duplicate data. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

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