The city of Longmont saw a $141,297 drop in the amount of franchise fees it collected from Comcast in 2017. The money often supports the city general fund and pays for street repair, police officers and other city services. Sandra Seader, Longmont's Assistant City Manager, half joked that the city created this after successfully building and launching its own gigabit internet service, which makes it easy to drop paid-TV service for something cheaper online. "We’ve created our own issues," she said. "As more people take our service, more people are going to (online video services)."