Larimer County election: Loveland, Fort Collins broadband measures land big victories

Fort Collins and Loveland voters overwhelmingly passed measures on Tuesday night that grant their cities the authority to provide municipal broadband Internet services to residents.

Final unofficial voting results in Larimer County, as of 1:11 a.m. Wednesday morning, showed Fort Collins voters passing measure 2B in favor of municipal broadband authority with more than 83 percent of the vote. Loveland’s similar measure 2C passed with just shy of 83 percent approval.

Voters in downtown Loveland, however, shot down two measures related to the Downtown Development Authority. One would have increased property taxes for property owners within the DDA boundaries, while the other would have allowed the city to incur up to $75 million in debt to finance projects undertaken on behalf of the DDA.

Full Larimer County election results from Tuesday can be found on the county clerk’s website.