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Effort to reform telecom laws met major disconnect

Author: Peter Marcus - May 25, 2012 - Updated: May 25, 2012

A 20-month process to reform the state’s decades-old telecommunications laws ended in political gridlock and inter-party disagreements among Senate Democrats over how to fund broadband investments in rural parts of the state. The goal of the 71-page Senate Bill 157 was to phase out the state’s High Cost Support Mechanism, which subsidizes the cost of […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.