Answerland: What is ballot initiative 4D?

By Melanie Wong

Question: There’s a confusing and long-winded question on this November’s ballot called Initiative 4D that involves the local junior college system (Colorado Mountain College.) What is it?Answer: The reason local voters are seeing 4D on the ballot is because of a 2005 law that limits the ability of local governments, including CMC, to provide broadband Internet services, unless a majority of voters say otherwise.Voting “yes” or “no” won’t result in any spending of public money, and it doesn’t approve any sort of telecommunications project. Passing the measure simply allows the college to invest in broadband in the future if needed. …

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