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Neighborhood Link

Raymond Robinson
303-830-0123 x111

Longmont Power & Communications

Bill Ewer


DENVER, January 5, 2000 - Neighborhood Link (, an Internet-based community network that enables metropolitan-area neighborhood associations and civic organizations to create their own free, interactive Web sites has signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Longmont Power & Communications (LPC). As the sole Longmont sponsor, LPC is providing this newly launched unique civic resource to the community.

“Our research indicates that about 14,000 Longmont homes have Internet access today,” said Tom Roiniotis, LPC director. “That means nearly half of all Longmont homes are now using the Internet, and that number will continue to grow. The Internet has become a primary communication tool for many people.”

“By connecting neighbors, neighborhoods and community organizations with each other and city government Web sites, Neighborhood Link utilizes the Internet to create a valuable resource for civic communication and information,” said Roiniotis.

In addition to providing easy access to useful civic and local government information, Neighborhood Link enables citizens to post information about their own neighborhoods and organizations. It also provides a discussion forum for neighborhood or community issues and a link to elected officials.

Neighborhood Link enables neighborhood associations, homeowners associations and civic organizations to establish and maintain their own Web sites quickly and easily by entering information into simple forms, which automatically and instantaneously create or modify Web pages. No knowledge of HTML or programming language is necessary.

LPC is sponsoring Neighborhood Link because it will enhance communications within the Longmont community while providing LPC customers a convenient way to get information about utility services and programs, rates, billing options, electric safety, energy conservation and much more.

“We are very excited that LPC has joined us to bring Neighborhood Link to the Longmont community,” said Ted Pinkowitz, CEO of Neighborhood Link. “LPC is focused on connecting the community through electric and telecommunications services. We can help connect the community through the Internet. It’s a great match. We know Longmont citizens will benefit from the resources that our network will provide them.”

About Neighborhood Link

Neighborhood Link ( is an Internet-based community network that enables neighborhoods in participating metropolitan areas to create their own free, interactive Web sites. Neighborhood Link, which launched in 1998, becomes fully integrated into communities through partnerships with local governments, neighborhood groups and community organizations, including public schools, libraries, police departments and community newspapers. Denver-based Neighborhood Link is currently deployed in 24 U.S. metropolitan regions, hundreds of cities and has more than 13, 500 neighborhoods online. For more information about obtaining free neighborhood or clubs and organizations Web sites or about becoming a corporate sponsor, call toll-free 1-888-241-0123.

About Longmont Power & Communications

The City of Longmont Power & Communications Department (LPC) is a not-for-profit public utility. LPC builds, maintains and operates a city-owned electric distribution system and provides electric power to all homes and businesses within Longmont. LPC also operates and maintains a city-owned fiber optic telecommunications network. LPC's mission is to add overall value to the community and its citizens while providing high quality, reliable services at fair prices.

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