Progress Updates Archive:
October 10, 2012 – The results of the community broadband survey are available.
September 22, 2012 – Want to learn more about what a municipal fiber optic network can do? View a video about Lafayette Louisiana's city-owned fiber network on Community Broadband Networks' newspage.
May 22, 2012 – Free Wi-Fi for Longmont’s Public Parks – City Council voted unanimously in support of providing free Wi-Fi service in seven of Longmont’s public parks. Roosevelt, Clark Centennial, Kanemoto, Collyer, Garden Acres, Thompson, and Sandstone parks will receive the service. If these initial deployments work well, service may be expanded to additional park locations. View the council communication for more details.
May 22, 2012 –Testing Infrastructure Capabilities – City Council received an update on system testing that LPC conducted by providing Wi-Fi service at a City of Longmont job fair, the 2012 City Council Retreat, and the Cinco de Mayo event at Roosevelt Park. The system performed well during all tests. At one point during the Cinco de Mayo event, at least 100 devices were connected to the City’s network.
May 22, 2012 – Update: City of Longmont Telecommunications Activity – City Council received a briefing on next steps for using the network. Future activity, as outlined by the council communication for the meeting, includes:
A public information process where staff will share information on how the City’s network operates and listen to community comments on future uses for the system. The process will include public meetings and an enhanced telecommunications section of Longmont Power & Communications’ website. The community can also register on the website to receive email updates.
Development of bandwidth rates to provide services to residents and businesses
Research into services provided by other cities
Continued review of the City’s telecommunications infrastructure
Research into potential funding sources to pay for system expansion
Spring 2012 – Status Update – The passage of Ballot Question 2A in November 2011 allows the City of Longmont to begin considering other options for use of its fiber optic network. LPC is currently in the process of reviewing its infrastructure and determining which additional services they could provide to the community. As this process moves forward, information on plans for the City's use of its network will be posted on this web page.
Customers with further questions about Longmont Broadband Services or about leasing fiber extensions or collocation facilities should call LPC at 303-651-8383 during business hours.