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Deadline to Challenge FCC Maps Highlights Failed Process

Deadline to Challenge FCC Maps Highlights Failed Process

Christopher Mitchell

January 17, 2023

Last Friday was a major milestone in the process of moving $42.5 billion from the federal government to states to distribute mostly to rural areas to build new, modern Internet access networks. January 13th marked the deadline for error corrections (ca...  READ MORE


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Want to Work on Tribal Broadband Policy? ILSR is Hosting a 2023 ACLS Leading Edge Fellow

Want to Work on Tribal Broadband Policy? ILSR is Hosting a 2023 ACLS Leading Edge Fellow

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

January 19, 2023

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 for the second time. The application window has opened for recent PhDs in the   READ MORE


Deadline to Challenge FCC Maps Highlights Failed Process

Deadline to Challenge FCC Maps Highlights Failed Process

Christopher Mitchell

January 17, 2023

Last Friday was a major milestone in the process of moving $42.5 billion from the federal government to states to distribute mostly to rural areas to build new, modern Internet access networks. January 13th marked the deadline for error corrections  READ MORE


All States Now Have ‘Internet for All’ Planning Funds; Eyes Now on FCC Maps

All States Now Have ‘Internet for All’ Planning Funds; Eyes Now on FCC Maps

Sean Gonsalves

January 3, 2023

As the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is set to unleash an unprecedented amount of federal funds to expand high-speed Internet access as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s “Internet for All” initiative, all 50 states and U.S. territories have now receive  READ MORE


CUDs Lead Affordable Fiber Revolution in Vermont

CUDs Lead Affordable Fiber Revolution in Vermont

Karl Bode

December 21, 2022

When it comes to affordable broadband, Vermont has always been a trailblazer. From early adoption of municipal broadband and cooperatives to more recent experimentation with CUD (Communications Union District) fiber deployments, the state’s efforts are inspiring communities nationwide looking for n  READ MORE


Community Broadband’s Broad Appeal

Community Broadband’s Broad Appeal

Luke Gannon

December 15, 2022

There is a recent story out of Fairlawn, Ohio that perfectly illustrates the future of Internet access in this country. For years, the small town was at the whims of large, incumbent Internet providers. The Internet was so slow and  READ MORE


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