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Pitkin County Wireless Services Support Question (November 2011)

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A Pitkin County Wireless Services Support Question was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in Pitkin County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 3,146 (79%)Approveda
  • NO 853 (21%)[1]

This measure sought to allow the county to use current tax funds that support the county's FM radio and television translator to also be used to expand the wireless network and increase bandwidth in the area.[2] The system is already supported by a levy which generates near $600,000 a year, this question will allow county officials to designate a portion of that money to be used to look into using the current system for wireless and broadband services. Currently the money could only be used for operation of the system, any change in the use of the funds needs voter approval. Since this measure was approved, county officials will seek an outside contractor to develop a research plan which would then need to be approved by the county commission.[3]