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Bloomberg’s Susan Crawford Cites ILSR’s Municipal Broadband Work

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Feb 14, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Bloomberg, February 14, 2012

In an Op-Ed for Bloomberg, Susan Crawford highlights the advantages of publicly owned broadband.  She notes that ILSR is tracking advances as more communities decide to build their own networks to ensure they are not lost in the race for advancement:

Today, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, which advocates for community broadband initiatives, is tracking more than 60 municipal governments that have built or are building successful fiber networks, just as they created electric systems during the 20th century.

Read the whole article, The Case for Publicly Owned Internet, in which Crawford also discusses how states are sometimes setting up obstacles to local control over internet access.

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