Our mission is to ensure that all Denver residents have access to the Internet so that they can participate and thrive in the 21st century.
What are we trying to do?
Long term we are working to make sure that everyone in Denver has Internet at home. In November, we are taking the first step on this. We are voting to opt Denver out of a state law that prevents us from playing an active role in our Internet infrastructure. We aren’t issuing any bonds, spending money, or committing to a plan of action just yet. We’re removing this first barrier to our ultimate goal.
Who are we?
We’re a group of Denver residents who understand that Internet access is a necessity in order to succeed in today’s world. Does that sound like you? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved, we can’t do this without you.
Why does this matter to me?
The Internet is big and means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. We want to tell you why this matters to you as specifically as we can. If you don’t see anything on here that feels like it pertains to you, email us at email@example.com, and we will add something just for you :)
Why does this matter to me, I:
...have reliable Internet at home that I can afford.
Comcast customers in Centennial saw their speeds double while their prices stayed the same after opting out of Senate Bill 152. Voting YES will create negotiating opportunities for consumers where there currently are none. What if you could pay 50% less on your Internet bill? What if you could get higher speeds at lower prices, with better customer service? This is what we’re hoping to do for you.
...can’t afford Internet access at home.
Voting YES will put us in a better position to negotiate for solid needs-based plans. Opting out of SB 152 puts us in a better bargaining position. We have contracts with Comcast and CenturyLink, agreements that let them operate in our City. Those contracts expire soon and have to be negotiated.
...am a teacher.
Teachers and students without Internet access are set up for failure. Voting YES will put us in a better position to negotiate for solid needs-based plans. With COVID we need to make sure that all students (and also teachers) have strong Internet at home, and that they can afford it. After COVID has passed and we’re all back in school, together again, students will still need Internet access to do their homework and work on projects.
...am a cable cutter.
Voting YES puts us in a stronger negotiating position with Comcast and CenturyLink. We’ve seen SB 152 opt-outs in other counties result in lower prices for Internet access. We have contracts with them that let them operate in this City. When those contracts expire we’ll be in a stronger position to push back on data caps.
...am a healthcare professional or need healthcare services.
Voting YES helps ensure that everyone has Internet access at home so that they can receive the services that they need, and also provide services that others depend on for their well-being. Healthcare practices are moving as much business to telemedicine as possible since the onset of COVID-19. Telemedicine will continue to grow as costs and care become more affordable and effective.
Keep up with Us:
Denver Public Schools Confirm What We Knew All Along
Internet access is DPS' biggest issue.
Apr 17, 2020
Response to Comcast’s Statement in Westword
Private-Public partnerships can still exist after opting out of SB-152. Opting out gives us more options.
Oct 13, 2019
And what it means for next steps.
Oct 12, 2019