Colorado Springs doesn’t need to build public broadband

In Politics by Michael Rae

Colorado Springs is consistently voted “one of the best places to live in America” and has its long-term sights set on furthering its reputation as a livable, innovative city that’s desirable for businesses and residents alike.

One of the primary ways that local leadership hopes to help Colorado Springs accomplish this goal is by building an ultra-fast fiber network that would connect every home and business to the internet. However, data from federally-funded broadband expansions in Colorado suggest that private interests in the market may make public broadband infrastructure unnecessary and ultimately a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Construction on Colorado Springs’ network