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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 13, 2015

Requiem for a Store Where Everyone Knows Your Name: A Day’s Work

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/requiem-store-name-days-work/

Bloomberg, News, March 13, 2015 The groceries bagged, Dale Danahy offers a warm hug on this cold New England Saturday to a woman who has shopped Danahy’s store for 30 years. Hugs happen again in frozen food. Over by the bakery and in the meat section, Danahy is saying goodbye to a life inspired by… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 11, 2015

St. Paul to pay Comcast for high-speed cable

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/st-paul-pay-comcast-high-speed-cable/

Minnesota Public Radio, March 11, 2015 The city of St. Paul will pay Comcast more than $2 million to upgrade the data network connecting more than 100 public buildings to high-speed fiber optic cable. Since 1998, St. Paul has received network service for free from Comcast as part of a larger agreement that allowed the… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 6, 2015

“Sustainability Leader” Badges On Walmart Products Don’t Mean Items Are Good For Environment

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/sustainability-leader-badges-walmart-products-dont-items-good-environment/

Consumerist, March 6, 2015 The “made by Sustainability Leaders” badge on this 150′ roll of bubble tape is not necessarily an indicator of the product’s environmental impact.  If you see a product tagged with a “sustainability leaders” badge on the Walmart website, you might think this is an indication that this item is more environmentally… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by John Bailey | No Comments | Updated on Mar 6, 2015

New York Just Showed Every Other State How to Do Solar Right

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/york-showed-state-solar/

Mother Jones, March 6, 2015 New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it’s already among the nation’s solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 4, 2015

McLaughlin outlines Wal-Mart focus on business responsibility in society

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/mclaughlin-outlines-wal-mart-focus-business-responsibility-society/

The City Wire, March 4, 2015 Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation, told students at the University of Arkansas that the role of big business is to serve society by using its own strengths and working with other companies to improve the worldwide community. She was the featured speaker Tuesday (March 3) at the… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 4, 2015

What net neutrality decision means for consumers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/net-neutrality-decision-means-consumers/

Minnesota Public Radio’s Daily Circuit show – March 4, 2015 The Federal Communications Commission voted last Thursday to approve the open internet policy known as net neutrality.  Free internet advocates are thrilled with the ruling, but others have voiced skepticism about the importance of the vote. What will change now that net neutrality is approved?… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 1, 2015

Coverage of FCC Decision on Muni Broadband Networks and Net Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/coverage-fcc-decision-muni-broadband-networks-net-neutrality/

Various Sources, February 26 – March 1, 2015 ILSR was part of a broad coalition that had been working to get the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules to protect the development of municipally owned broadband networks across the country along with supporting net neutrality.  Here are a selection of media stories that ILSR… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Mar 1, 2015

FCC ruling could mean better Internet

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

The Daily News Journal, March 1, 2015 MURFREESBORO – Along with its vote to support net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.  The decision quietly played out minutes before the FCC took up the higher-profile issue of Internet neutrality, which imposed the… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Feb 27, 2015

Mpls. faces tricky questions over cable TV, Internet competition

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/mpls-faces-tricky-questions-cable-tv-internet-competition/

Minnesota Public Radio, February 27, 2015 The question of whether to allow a second cable TV provider into Minneapolis is setting off a contentious debate.  Comcast currently has a monopoly on the market. It was required to offer service to the entire city, not just wealthier neighborhoods, when it moved in. Now CenturyLink wants to… Continue reading

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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Feb 24, 2015

Your City Is Going To Be Able To Build Its Own Broadband And Blow Evil Cable Companies Away

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/city-build-broadband-blow-evil-cable-companies/

Fast Company, February 20, 2015 Comcast, Verizon, AT&T: Watch out. In order to increase competition and expand high-speed Internet access to areas without, the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote next week to support the rights of cities to create their own fiber networks. Hundreds of communities have already built their own public broadband infrastructure… Continue reading