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1 Mountain Connect 2014 Becoming a Gigabit City City of Montrose

2 Mountain Connect 2014 Montrose

3 Mountain Connect 2014

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5 Broadband in Montrose 51 st out of 64 ranked cities in Colorado* 29 th in state, ranked by population (19K) Predominately Copper Infrastructure Some Fiber * Net Index Explorer - OOKLA

6 Mountain Connect 2014 The Telecom Lineup CenturyTel and Charter Local fiber provider/ISP – Clearnetworx Several WISPs Middle Mile Providers – CenturyLink – FastTrack – Colorado Eagle-Net/Affiniti – Forethought.net

7 Mountain Connect 2014

8 Today’s Environment Demand exceeds supply

9 Mountain Connect 2014 Today’s Environment Demand exceeds supply Providers claim that we have what we need

10 Mountain Connect 2014 Today’s Environment Demand exceeds supply Providers claim that we have what we need Companies choosing NOT to relocate here

11 Mountain Connect 2014 Today’s Environment Demand exceeds supply Providers claim that we have what we need Companies choosing NOT to relocate here Existing businesses are not able to obtain/afford service they need

12 Mountain Connect 2014 The First Step Realize you have a problem

13 Mountain Connect 2014 The Second Step Set a Goal

14 Mountain Connect 2014 Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. ~ W. Clement Stone

15 Mountain Connect 2014 The Third Step Engage the Community

16 Mountain Connect 2014 The Fourth Step Make it Happen

17 Mountain Connect 2014 Action Plan in Montrose Measure A

18 Mountain Connect 2014 Measure A Without increasing taxes, shall the citizens of the City of Montrose Colorado re-establish their City's right to provide all services restricted since 2005 by Title 29, article 27 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, described as "advanced services," "telecommunications services" and "cable television services," including any new and improved high bandwidth services based on future technologies, utilizing community owned infrastructure including but not limited to the existing fiber optic network, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, to potential subscribers that may include telecommunications service providers, residential or commercial users within the City?

19 Mountain Connect 2014 Measure A Passes!

20 Mountain Connect 2014 Action Plan in Montrose Measure A - Policy and Code Changes

21 Mountain Connect 2014 Policy and Code Changes Evaluate Aerial Construction – Consider waivers of undergrounding requirements – Use of poles allowed by our franchise agreement – Aerial micro duct Excavation Permits Dig-Once Engineering Standards

22 Mountain Connect 2014 Action Plan in Montrose Measure A - Policy and Code Changes Market Study

23 Mountain Connect 2014 Action Plan in Montrose Measure A - Policy and Code Changes Market Study Identify potential partners and resources

24 Mountain Connect 2014 Action Plan in Montrose Measure A - Policy and Code Changes Market Study Identify potential partners and resources Identification of the RIGHT Business Model and BEST Financial Structure for Montrose

25 Mountain Connect 2014 Potential Business Models Municipal-Owned Infrastructure – Open Access Network Municipal-Owned Infrastructure – Direct Provision of Services Public/Private Partnership Other?

26 Mountain Connect 2014 Possible Financial Structures Finance Pay as we go Partnership

27 Mountain Connect 2014 Action Plan in Montrose Measure A - Policy and Code Changes Market Study Identify potential partners and resources Identification of the RIGHT Business Model and BEST Financial Structure for Montrose Make it happen

28 Mountain Connect 2014 Virgil Turner City of Montrose CityofMontrose.org


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