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Comment Archives: stories: News

Re: “Rein check

That is a give-a-way to the Broadmore.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lalahartma on 03/27/2015 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

OldCrank and Zen: Let's hope it's "OUT she goes" and that the power of this gang of slugs is indeed "diminishing." Yet, Collins remains very much on City Council. Voters in council District 4 will have their chance to remove her from office in the April 7 recall election—but only if they return their ballots!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ion Cscityhall on 03/26/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Don't fear the taxman

Property taxes should be abolished.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by LivesLocally on 03/25/2015 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

Slum lords, like birds of feather, flock together. Dirty birds indeed. OUT she goes.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 03/25/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Collins criticized for K.C. buildings

Doug Bruce apparently taught her well. How sad that these kind of people used to have so much power in the Springs. Happy to see it diminishing.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Zen on 03/25/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Rein check

Very bad idea. Horses will damage the trails more than can be managed by available staff. I have had a horse for 20 years, in a variety of places with trails, and have observed the impacts. They just dont belong in City parks.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LTH on 03/25/2015 at 6:29 AM

Re: “They've got flair

Seems all of the candidates make vague promises to fix our infrastructure and stormwater issues, but HOW do they plan to pay for these needed fixes when every tax funding effort the city puts before TABOR is a guaranteed NO vote?
I see no way out of TABOR's coffin. Bruceites are killing our city and county.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 03/21/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “They've got flair

We need some one who will take our basic needs to heart first. This being water to drink, roads that are drivable, cleaning up gang problems, restrooms in our parks and use the money they receive for what we vote for. These people that could be in charge also need to listen when we vote. Also when some thing does not go their way please do not reword it and try and shove it down our throats a second time.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by B.B. on 03/21/2015 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Election influencers: Hiding in plain sight

It's always all about the money - in all levels of government. No wonder people don't even bother showing up to vote.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nicole Rosa on 03/20/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

Atomicbird is right that the PUC isn't *yet* regulating broadband, and they will tell you so when you call. However, they *are* tracking these complaints internally and sharing them with other departments as needed.

4 million people inappropriately submitted comments to the FCC recently but it was still enough to sway their policy making in a big way. As a populace we can only continue hammering that same nail until these abusive broadband providers either get their act together or get placed under legitimate regulation.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Canterbury on 03/20/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

Calling the Colorado Public Utilities Commission won't help-- the FAQ on PUC's web site includes:

"I need faster Internet service and the phone company won't provide it. Can you help?"

"No. Broadband (high-speed Internet service) is not a regulated/required service."

This is from http://cdn.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DORA-…

Posted by atomicbird on 03/20/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Clearing the air

While this is happening, why doesn't the CSU board look into financing rooftop solar on every home in the Springs that wants to participate? We have an opportunity to make money, phase out the coal fired plants, and put the interest money into hardening our part of the grid, while reducing our carbon footprint, and even prove solar as a viable electrical sale to oter utilities off of our grid.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by marge on 03/19/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

Things aren't any better even in the center of Colorado Springs. Just a few blocks from Colorado College, Century Link offers the same speeds as Chris Davis gets. It's not just outside the city, their service is lousy everywhere.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by atomicbird on 03/19/2015 at 6:08 PM

Re: “The golden eggs

The Council is far to important to allow all the focus to be on the Mayor's race. How come no one has asked Merv Bennett why he was so unsuccessful as one of our Council's leaders? Or researched his promises from 4 years ago. If we award poor performance what does it say for the future? Is this a forgive or forget? Let's try new eyes and ears on the Council. We need a can-do Council not a will-do Council.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by wpmurrayIII on 03/19/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “GOP chair ousted, suit over wind farm, Springs on bike map, and more

There is an old saying, "Been down so long it looks like up to me!" We now have a new wrinkle: Been extreme right-wing so long it looks like the left to me.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mr. K-- on 03/18/2015 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

I live in black forest and someone told me Century Link has lots of fiber somewhere around here? I can only get 1.5 and they said I won't be qualified for anything faster. I never thought I would miss Qwest, but I just don't see how anything improved with this new company.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by ohiocateyes56 on 03/18/2015 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

The public utilities commission has a consumer complaint phone number for reporting lack of access to broadband: 1-800-456-0858.

The FCC says a connection must be a minimum of 25 Mbps to be called broadband, so if CenturyLink is not providing that you can call and file a complaint.

Tell them you would like to file a complaint with the governor's OIT (office of information technology) that CenturyLink is not providing broadband access to your community. It's the only way the OIT can accurately track the lack of progress being made on broadband expansion.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Canterbury on 03/18/2015 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Internet, where art thou?

There are only a few 12 Mbps connections and performance tests on those struggle to exceed 1 Mbps of actual throughput.

Under normal market conditions revenues from Canterbury properties would be 300-400% of the capital invested, year-over-year. For any other business this would be a fantastic investment.

CenturyLink is insisting the HOA illegally enforce a guaranteed 750% revenues in excess of capital or they will continue artificially squeezing homeowners for bandwidth. There is no reason for this other than they believe they can get away with it. The mafia is alive and well in Colorado, and it appropriately uses a buffering graphic as its logo.

And if the financials are so imminently workable in our community, what is their excuse for everyone in the Springs who also have pitiful internet connections? Isn't it about time for everyone to start demanding answers to the questions that CenturyLink doesn't want asked?

Here's one to start with: What happened to the $70 million in broadband improvements CenturyLink promised our public utilities commission when they needed their approval to acquire Qwest?

Or how about last year when CenturyLink advertised all over the media that Colorado Springs was going to be getting gigabit connections? How is that working out for everyone?

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Canterbury on 03/18/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “GOP chair ousted, suit over wind farm, Springs on bike map, and more

What is "the Republican Right"? The Republican "liberty" wing was voted in this weekend. The liberty Republicans want better (more local control, less testing, more competition) education for our kids; don't care to legislate "morality; and support free markets and disdain corporate welfare (Dems and "Pro-business" Republicans like to tax and regulate small biz so we can hand out incentives to the crony-capitalists, and support regulation which tends to provide barriers to new competition). I do not care for "moderates" that are willing to compromise on our Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Michael Schlierf on 03/18/2015 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Election influencers: Hiding in plain sight

What a shame that our entire political process seems to have been purchased.

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LocalReachMktg on 03/18/2015 at 1:20 PM

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