Semo.net owner Brian Becker says a grassroots movement will bring open internet access back to Poplar Bluff.
The solution is another petition.
Becker says if he gets 3,000 registered voters in Poplar Bluff to sign it, the city council must either readopt open access, or put it on the ballot for a public vote.
The petition drive is called 3K60.
Becker says he thinks he can get the 3,000 signatures needed in the next 60 days.
He says that will be more than 25 percent of registered voters in Poplar Bluff, which is the amount needed to get the proposed ordinance on the ballot.
The city discontinued open access internet service in May, something the city council originally vote to terminate last year.
Becker says the change took away a large chunk of his customers, and says eliminating open access created a monopoly and raised prices.