- Associated Press - Saturday, November 4, 2017

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show opponents of a proposal to let the city of Fort Collins set up its own high-speed internet system have spent more than $451,000 to fight the plan.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Saturday the spending was paid for in part by a $175,000 donation from the Colorado Cable Television Association, which represents cable companies such as Comcast.

Fort Collins Citizens Broadband Committee, which supports setting up a municipal internet provider, reported spending about $3,000 between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1.

The proposal on Tuesday’s ballot would allow the City Council to decide whether to establish a telecommunication utility and issue up to $150 million in bonds to build and operate a fiber-optic network. The bonds would be backed by fees paid by subscribers.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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