Loveland City Council approves first of several opportunities for regional collaboration

about 1 month ago

A key component in the development of the City’s fiber optic network, and first of several opportunities for regional collaboration received the green light at the May 4, 2019 city council meeting. Council approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that allows the City of Loveland and the City of Fort Collins (with Estes Park agreeing to parallel agreement with Fort Collins) to partner on data transport and upstream connectivity infrastructure and costs. This critical infrastructure is necessary to connect the cities' networks to telecommunications hubs on the east and west coasts of the United States. Partnering with Fort Collins and Estes Park, just one of many benefits of municipal broadband operations, allows Loveland Pulse to take advantage of economies of scale to bring high-speed service to our community.