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Support the Denver Internet Initiative

Good Morning Everyone,

Its been a few months since I have been on here. Since then, I have been focusing on both cycling and one of the first things that got me into politics: Internet issues.

During the second Bush administration, I got involved in the push for the concept of Net Neutrality, the idea that internet service providers must treat all internet communications equally. Since the beginning of the internet, there have been monopolies, with the City of Denver having 2 major monopolies that often provide subpar service that damages communities that cannot afford them.

However, cities have a chance to reverse this damage, including Denver this November.

The Denver Internet Initiative’s mission is is to ensure that all Denver residents have access to the Internet so that they can participate and thrive in the 21st century. Since the beginning of a pandemic that has forced people from all backgrounds online, the inequities in internet access have been intensified, with 20% of Denver residents not having access to high speed internet.

The initiative will allow Denver to opt out of a Colorado state law passed in the mid 2000’s that prohibits cities from building out their own infrastructure. This will allow us to begin the process of providing internet for all. To donate to the initiative, check out this link.

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COVID-19 Update

Good morning everyone,

As of this writing, there have been over 54,000 cases diagnosed and 789 deaths in the United States of the novel Coronavirus. The city that I am writing from has adopted a Shelter in Place (SiP) policy that severely restricts movement in an effort to fight the virus. Due to that, I am home significantly more often, outside of going to my job where I am considered to be essential personnel for now.

My hours have been significantly reduced, but I am being paid closure pay on top of hours worked. I am staying safe, sanitizing consistently, and helping do my part in both encouraging people to stay at home and helping in the best ways that I possibly can digitally.

Because of this, I have a significantly larger amount of time to write. Most of the writing will fall under the category of MileHighGuy, which will be kept somewhat consistently updated on how COVID is affecting life in Denver, but will also include movie reviews, game reviews, and other subjects going forward.

I would heavily encourage you to SiP at this time, wherever you are. This virus is incredibly infectious, and has a high mortality rate that disproportionately affects elderly individuals. Assume that you already have COVID-19, and base your actions around that.

Stay healthy, and stay safe,

Loren

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Projects

New Year, New Projects

Hello everyone,

Its been a tad long since I have written anything, and while I did end the New Year with a Article Related To B-Cycle’s Passing, I have been notoriously quiet outside of Mile High Guy and a few other personal avenues of writing.

That will no longer be the case going forward!

I still got one last article I will write about B-Cycle, a fair amount to write about RTD, and some things I will write about in relation to the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. As always, stay tuned!

Featured Image is of a B-Cycle Station At 17th and Wewatta. Photo Credit to Andy Bosselman 

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Projects

Mile High Guy is Here. Check out my first post!

Hey everyone!

I have created Mile High Guy as a follow up to ending my run with gradwithatat. This blog will be significantly Front Range centric, but still feature the personal touches of gradwithatat. Check out my first post here.

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Update

Grad With a Tat is Going Away. Replacement TBA

After roughly 3 years of writing under the blog moniker gradwithatat, I am officially retiring the blog and creating something new. Given that I am getting to the point that I have been out of undergrad and graduate school longer than I have been in it, it just makes logical sense to retire the name and the blog itself.

This does not mean, however, that I am going to stop writing. Gradwithatat’s themes and writing style will be carried over to a new blog. More to be announced.

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ICYMI: My latest article for DenverUrbanism about B-Cycle!

Hey Everyone!

In case you have missed what I have been writing lately, I recently wrote an article in regards to my experience with B-Cycle. You can view it here.

Have a great week everyone. More content to come!