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Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

December 7, 2020

This case study explores the wide-ranging community benefits of Greenlight, the city-owned broadband network in Wilson, North Carolina. The network has been able to quickly adapt and expand service during the pandemic.   READ MORE


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Bar Harbor, Maine Considers Building Its Own Broadband Network After Big ISP Raises Prices Tenfold

Bar Harbor, Maine Considers Building Its Own Broadband Network After Big ISP Raises Prices Tenfold

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

January 15, 2021

Bar Harbor, Maine (pop. 5,500) has been trying to get a municipal fiber network off (and into) the ground for more than half a decade. If local officials throw weight behind the most recent move, we may see momentum continue  READ MORE


How One Minnesota County Got on Track to Become Most Connected in State

How One Minnesota County Got on Track to Become Most Connected in State

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

January 15, 2021

Over the last three years, Le Sueur County, Minnesota has assembled a task force of citizens, local officials, and business leaders which have succeeded in dramatically improving broadband for thousands of residents who previously had poor or no connectivity. In  READ MORE


Community Broadband is a Part of Protecting Small Businesses During COVID

Community Broadband is a Part of Protecting Small Businesses During COVID

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

December 18, 2020

On December 7th, Our Revolution Arlington hosted an event which brought together a diverse group to talk about the impact of the ongoing pandemic on small and independent business owners, and what solutions exist for responding: With new lockdowns looming and federal support s  READ MORE


The Truth is in the Numbers: How RS Fiber Brings Broadband to the Farms and Families of Rural Minnesota

The Truth is in the Numbers: How RS Fiber Brings Broadband to the Farms and Families of Rural Minnesota

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

December 15, 2020

We've written a lot about RS Fiber, a broadband cooperative operating in two rural counties in south-central Minnesota. This week on the podcast Christopher talks with two representatives from the cooperative which serves almost three thousand members in Renville and Sibley   READ MORE


Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

December 7, 2020

In a new case study, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance explores the wide-ranging community benefits of Greenlight, the city-owned Fiber-to-the-Home network in Wilson, North Carolina. The case study details how it has been able to quickly adapt and expand service  READ MORE


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