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Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Christopher Mitchell

August 12, 2020

This report investigates broadband competition in communities across the country.  READ MORE


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Block Island to Build Rhode Island’s First City-Owned, Citywide Fiber Network

Block Island to Build Rhode Island’s First City-Owned, Citywide Fiber Network

Katie Kienbaum

August 13, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult for local governments to hold in-person meetings, but the people of Block Island, Rhode Island, didn’t let it get in the way of bringing better connectivity to their community. Late last month, voters in B  READ MORE


Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Christopher Mitchell

August 12, 2020

The 2020 edition of ILSR's Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable and Telecom report analyzes the latest data available from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate broadband competition in communities across the country. Thanks largely to the power of monopoly  READ MORE


Community Owned Broadband Helps Utah Watch for Wildfires

Community Owned Broadband Helps Utah Watch for Wildfires

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

August 7, 2020

UTOPIA Fiber, the publicly owned, open access network, has begun a pilot wildfire-detection project which has the potential to provide safer, faster, less expensive service to communities in Utah, saving the state tens of millions of dollars a year in  READ MORE


Homework Gap Hits Communities of Color Harder

Homework Gap Hits Communities of Color Harder

Katie Kienbaum

August 4, 2020

Millions of students do not have access to adequate connectivity, but Black, Latinx, and Native children are disproportionately impacted by the “homework gap” — a term that describes the divide between students with access to home broadband and Internet-enabled devices and t  READ MORE


Chattanooga Uses Municipal Network to Give Students Free Internet Connections

Chattanooga Uses Municipal Network to Give Students Free Internet Connections

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

July 30, 2020

Yesterday in an announcement via livestream, the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hamilton County Schools, and the fiber arm of municipal utility Electric Power Board (EPB) announced a partnership to provide free Internet access and hardware to the 17,700 homes with school   READ MORE


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