New fiber network sparks questions about transparency, vendor selection and the model chosen

Colorado Springs Independent: Colorado Springs Utilities has launched a project that officials claim will give all residents an opportunity to access gig-speed internet and position the city as America’s biggest so-called “gig city” with total coverage.

The city leapt into the project through questionable procurement practices, including increasing a $244,940 consulting contract with The Broadband Group (TBG) of Las Vegas to $73.5 million in less than a year — with scant competitive bidding.

Through interviews and records obtained through the Colorado Open Records Act, the Indy found:

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