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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 3 Comments | Updated on Jun 14, 2013

Reactions to My Take on Master Limited Partnerships for Renewable Energy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/reactions-master-limited-partnerships-renewable-energy/

When I wrote two weeks ago that Master Limited Partnerships are a Lousy Policy for Solar, Wind, and Taxpayers, I was aware that it wasn’t a widely held view.  The piece has done more than provide another viewpoint on the complicated corporate structure, it has ignited a significant debate across the renewable energy community about… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 14, 2013

Smart Conduit Policy in Sandy, Mount Vernon Reduces Network Cost

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/smart-conduit-policy-in-sandy-mount-vernon-reduces-network-cost/

More communities now embrace “dig once” policies to facilitate installation of future and current networks. The idea is to be mindful of trenching for transportation and utility projects and encourage collaboration between agencies. However, this is implemented in a variety of ways, some more effectively than others. By establishing requirements for conduit installation in development… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jun 13, 2013

Ames Tribune Editorial Board Wants a Gig

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/ames-tribune-editorial-board-wants-a-gig/

We continue to see more and more of what we might call “gigabit fever.” This is not just a “me too” bubble centered around superfast Internet access. It is a recognition by more and more communities that the refusal of their cable and DSL duopoly to invest in next-generation networks is materially harming their future…. Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 13, 2013

Nixa, Missouri, Approves Study But Suddenlink Protests

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/nixa-missouri-approves-study-but-suddenlink-protests/

Not long ago, we learned about Nixa, Missouri, and a group of local entrepreneurs interested in a community owned network. In May, the City Council approved funding for a preliminary study to explore the possibilities for a municipal network. The study will cost $45,000. According to Rance Burger of the News-Leader, a May 20 council… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 12, 2013

North Carolina Legislator Accused of Favoring Time Warner Cable

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/accusation-corruption-favor-time-warner-cable-north-carolina-general-assembly/

Accusations of special treatment for Time Warner Cable found their way into floor debate at the North Carolina General Assembly and it was no surprise to ILSR staff. Republican legislator and former Committee Chair Robert Brawley shared a revealing letter he wrote to Speaker Thom Tillis questioning his relationship with Time Warner Cable. ILSR covered… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 12, 2013

Wired Highlights Local, Public Option for Internet Networks

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/wired-highlights-local-public-option-for-internet-networks/

Klint Finley from Wired.com joined a Media Consortium press call that our own Christopher Mitchell participated in regarding community owned networks, Google Fiber, and concerns about the future of Internet access. He wrote about the event and the promise of municipal networks. Finley referred readers to us: But there’s no guarantee that Google Fiber will… Continue reading

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jun 11, 2013

Texas Muni Utility Explains How They Are Already 40% Renewable

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/texas-muni-utility-explains-40-renewable/

In 2011, Boulder citizens voted to have their city take over the electric utility, joining 1 in 7 Americans served by municipal electric utilities.  The process (which will take 3-5 years) continues. In April 2013, the city council again voted to move forward, inspired this time by the example of Denton, TX, a municipal utility… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jun 11, 2013

Responding to “Crazy Talk” – Community Broadband Bits Episode #50

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/responding-to-crazy-talk-community-broadband-bits-episode-50/

For our 50th episode, we’re trying something new: Lisa and I respond to three common claims made by opponents of community owned networks. We owe these three particular arguments to the Executive Director of the trade association of Wisconsin telephone companies. Each of the clips we respond to come from claims he made at a… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 10, 2013

Leadership Panel Set For November Broadband Communities Conference

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/leadership-panel-set-for-november-broadband-communities-conference/

In November 2012, Broadband Communities Magazine hosted the first of its Economic Development Conference Series in Danville, Virginia. The second conference, scheduled for November 5-7, 2013, will bring another group of leaders together in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. This year, the conference will focus on the Midwest with discussions about Illinois, Indiana,… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 9, 2013

Wireless Internet 101 Fact Sheet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/wireless-internet-101-fact-sheet/

ILSR’s Wireless Internet 101 fact sheet provides quick information on wireless technologies and policy. Most of us take wireless for granted. We use it every day but we have very little understanding of how it works, its limitations, or how it is managed. This fact sheet offers answers to questions many of us ask at… Continue reading