Timnath has started exploring how the town could provide its own high-speed internet service, and it’s asking for residents’ help.
Timnath residents approved a ballot measure in the April election allowing town officials to explore developing its own municipal broadband service, like Fort Collins, Loveland and other surrounding communities.
Unofficial results posted April 5 show the ballot question passing by a large margin: 1,049 to 374.
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The town told residents in its email newsletter last week that officials “have begun the steps to develop a plan to bring improved high-speed internet to town.”
Their first step is asking for help from residents.
Officials want residents to conduct internet speed tests in their homes and businesses so they can better understand what the needs are in creating municipal broadband and help gather information for potential grant applications, according to the newsletter.
Residents should use the Larimer County internet connection speed test by going to https://speedtest.larimer.org/.
The four-step speed test will ask a few questions about the internet connection before starting the test. Results from across the county can be seen on an interactive map.
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