According to unofficial voting results, Frederick voters said yes to Ballot Measure 2A on the April 7, 2020, regular municipal election.
The passage of 2A will allow the Town to have the ability to expand, enhance or create new and faster broadband services for residents, businesses and schools either publicly or the more preferred option of a partnership with a private company should the opportunity arise.
Ballot Issue 2A: To Opt-Out of Senate Bill 152
SHALL THE TOWN OF FREDERICK, WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES BY THIS MEASURE, AND TO RESTORE LOCAL AUTHORITY THAT WAS DENIED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BY THE COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND FOSTER A MORE COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE, BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, INCLUDING IMPROVED HIGH BANDWIDTH SERVICES BASED ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, AND/OR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES TO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, NON-PROFIT ENTITIES AND OTHER USERS OF SUCH SERVICES EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS, AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY ARTICLE 27, TITLE 29 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?
At this time, there are no plans for municipal run services. Voter approval of 2A will provide the flexibility for the Town in the case services currently provided are inadequate for the needs of the community.