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City of Colorado Springs / Information Technology / Telecommunications Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) / Community Connectivity Initiative Resolution

Community Connectivity Initiative Resolution

RESOLUTION

A Resolution Supporting a Community Connectivity Initiative to Facilitate the Availability of Broadband Telecommunications Services in Colorado Springs

Whereas, the availability of broadband telecommunications services is vital to economic development and quality of life in Colorado Springs, and

Whereas, broadband services presently are not available to all homes and businesses in Colorado Springs, and

Whereas, the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation and the City Council?s Telecommunications Policy Advisory Committee have both expressed interest in pursuing the issue of the availability of broadband services in the community, and

Whereas, the use of broadband telecommunications is of interest to Colorado Springs Utilities and the municipal government of Colorado Springs for internal applications purposes, and

Whereas, communities are well-served by a partnership between the public sector and private industry to facilitate the availability of broadband services,

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Colorado Springs:

That City Council declares the availability of broadband telecommunications services to be a matter of public interest in Colorado Springs, and

That City Council endorses and supports there being a Community Connectivity Initiative that brings together stakeholders and interested parties in an inclusive manner to pursue the issue of broadband services in the community, and

That City Council supports the focus of the Community Connectivity Initiative being an evaluation of: demand for broadband services, legal and market-related factors impacting the supply of broadband services, City policies and ordinances related to the availability of broadband services, and the potential for municipal partnerships with the private sector in the provision of broadband services, and

That City Council does not support or endorse the City of Colorado Springs becoming an independent provider of broadband telecommunications services in the community, and

That City Council is interested in receiving recommendations from the Community Connectivity Initiative regarding any and all areas of focus previously described.

Dated at Colorado Springs, Colorado this 11th day of May 2004.