Scholars debate the actual extent of the Celtic influence.   The Celtic influence and contacts between Gaulish and early Germanic culture along the Rhine is assumed to be the source of a number of Celtic loanwords in Proto-Germanic . [ citation needed ] But according to Belgian linguist Luc van Durme, toponymic evidence of a former Celtic presence in the Low Countries is near to utterly absent.  Although there were Celts in the Netherlands, Iron Age innovations did not involve substantial Celtic intrusions and featured a local development from Bronze Age culture. 
Like all cooperatives, SMPA is governed by the principle of democratic member control. Directors of SMPA’s Board are elected by you, the members, in order to represent your interests. When difficult decisions need to be made, the cooperative way is to be as transparent as possible. To that end, the Board is hosting three public meetings to provide information and answer questions from the membership. All SMPA members are invited. The meetings will be held at 6 pm on October 17th at Wilkinson Library in Telluride, October 18th at the Ouray School in Ouray and on October 19th at the Naturita Public Library in Naturita. Light refreshments will be available, and SMPA Board and staff representatives will be on hand to address whatever questions attendees may have.
Lightower’s fiber network was originally focused on major markets like Boston, New York City, the District of Columbia, and Chicago. Its partner, Fibertech — acquired by Lightower in 2015, focused on 30 mid-sized cities from Indiana to the west to Maine in the east. The network’s customers are large companies and independent ISPs. In Rochester, where Lightower maintains a Network Operations Center, Greenlight Networks relies on a fiber backhaul network originally built by Fibertech to connect its fiber-to-the-home broadband service. That fiber is likely to soon be shared with AT&T, Verizon, and potentially T-Mobile and Sprint to power any 5G buildouts in the region.