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In Our View: Grid Disaster in Texas Leads to Open Access Soul Searching

In Our View: Grid Disaster in Texas Leads to Open Access Soul Searching

Christopher Mitchell

March 26, 2021

The disaster in Texas resulting from an electric grid that was deliberately left exposed and likely to fail in rare cold weather events has received a lot of dramatic coverage, as well it should given the loss of life and damage to so many homes and businesses. It also raised some questions regarding competition and designing markets.  READ MORE


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Vermont House Backs $150 Million Plan to Expand Internet Access

Vermont House Backs $150 Million Plan to Expand Internet Access

Jericho Casper

April 1, 2021

A bill dedicating $150 million of anticipated federal funding to create a new state broadband office to coordinate and accelerate the expansion of high-speed Internet access throughout Vermont passed the State House of Representatives last week with overwhelming bipartisan support.On  READ MORE


Can We Be Local in a Digital World? — Episode 123 of Building Local Power

Can We Be Local in a Digital World? — Episode 123 of Building Local Power

Jess Del Fiacco

April 1, 2021

On this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Christopher Mitchell, Director of ILSR's Community Broadband initiative, and Christopher Ali, Associate Professor in the department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Their conversation  READ MORE


In Our View: Grid Disaster in Texas Leads to Open Access Soul Searching

In Our View: Grid Disaster in Texas Leads to Open Access Soul Searching

Christopher Mitchell

March 26, 2021

Welcome to In Our View, the first installment of a new series here. From time to time, we'll use this space to explore new ideas and share our thoughts on recent events playing out across the digital landscape, as well as take the op  READ MORE


Knoxville On Track to Expand Internet Infrastructure and Become Tennessee’s Next Gig City

Knoxville On Track to Expand Internet Infrastructure and Become Tennessee’s Next Gig City

Sean Gonsalves

March 25, 2021

Although Tennessee is one of 19 states in the nation with laws that limit municipal broadband networks, it is also home to several of the nation’s premier municipal Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, including EPB Fiber, a division of Chattanooga’s city-owned electric and telecommunications utili  READ MORE


Announcing ILSR’s Participation in the 2021 Leading Edge Fellowship Competition

Announcing ILSR's Participation in the 2021 Leading Edge Fellowship Competition

Jess Del Fiacco

March 16, 2021

Minneapolis, Minn. (March 16, 2021) -- The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for a Leading Edge Fellowship, which demonstrates  READ MORE


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