Town vote may help access to broadband


By Jim Garrett
Staff Writer

On April 5, a ballot question will be presented to voters in Pagosa Springs for a yes or no answer. The question will be very similar to a question overwhelmingly answered “yes” last fall by voters in Archuleta County, as well as those of a host of other Colorado communities, including Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio.

The ballot question deals with access to broadband Internet service and is required by a Colorado statute approved in 2005 known as SB 05-152. It asks whether voters wish “to reestablish their Town’s right to provide all services,” subject specifically to the qualification, “without increasing taxes.”

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