[lug] [OT] Boulder Wireless Network study

Neal McBurnett neal at bcn.boulder.co.us
Thu Apr 27 22:29:50 MDT 2006

On Tuesday the Boulder City Council had a "Study Session"
on a proposed Boulder municipal wireless system.

I don't know much about what happened at the session, but
here is the background memo.

 Date: April 13, 2006
 Re: Municipal Wireless Network Study Session April 25, 2006


It has an overview of what some other cities are doing, and a good
list of potential benefits (Promoting Digital Inclusion, Strengthening
Economic Development, Streamlining the Delivery of Government
Services, promoting local broadband competition, etc)

There is discussion of different business models, most of which
involve no need for direct capital expense outlays from the city or

The staff proposes a feasability study (by Civitium LCC), a report in
June, and if they go forward, a ballot initiative in November because
of the unfortunate state legislation from last year, SB 152.


Neal McBurnett                 http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/
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