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Report: Failed Federal Policy Generates Customer Frustration in Broadband Marketplace

Report: Failed Federal Policy Generates Customer Frustration in Broadband Marketplace

Emma Gautier

November 11, 2021

A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) examines Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) transparency — or lack thereof — around the Internet service packages they offer. Shopping for Broadband: Failed Federal Policy Creates Murky Marketplace finds that locally-controlled broadband networks are the most transparent around key service details.  READ MORE


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Listen: Christopher Mitchell Explains What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Internet Access

Listen: Christopher Mitchell Explains What the Infrastructure Bill Means for Internet Access

Luke Gannon

November 17, 2021

ILSR's Community Broadband Initiative Director Christopher Mitchell joined Kimberly Adams on Marketplace Tech to talk about the $65 billion in the infrastructure bill that is being allocated to expanding broadband access. The pandemic exposed many inequities in our economy including  READ MORE


Report: Failed Federal Policy Generates Customer Frustration in Broadband Marketplace

Report: Failed Federal Policy Generates Customer Frustration in Broadband Marketplace

Emma Gautier

November 11, 2021

Frustrated while shopping for Internet service? Blame federal policy (and monopoly power).  A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) examines Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) transparency — or lack thereof — around the Internet service packages they offer. Shopping for Br  READ MORE


Infrastructure Bill Passes: ‘Our Broadband Moment’

Infrastructure Bill Passes: ‘Our Broadband Moment’

Sean Gonsalves

November 9, 2021

This past Friday Congress finally passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation includes $65 billion to boost high-speed Internet connectivity – “the largest (federal) investment in broadband deployment ever,” as noted by Benton Institute for Broadband & Society. This is an historic   READ MORE


Fort Dodge Looks to Re-Fortify with Fiber Internet Infrastructure

Fort Dodge Looks to Re-Fortify with Fiber Internet Infrastructure

Sean Gonsalves

November 4, 2021

Because its downtown buildings were made to resemble Windy City architecture, Fort Dodge was once nicknamed “Little Chicago.” But now, this north-central Iowa city with a population of just under 25,000 is building something the real Chicago, 360 miles east of Fort Dodge  READ MORE


New Treasury Rules: Good News for Community-Driven Broadband Solutions

New Treasury Rules: Good News for Community-Driven Broadband Solutions

Jericho Casper

November 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of Treasury, tasked with writing the rules on how state and local governments can spend various federal relief funds made available for broadband expansion by the American Rescue Plan, recently released the guidelines [pdf] governing the Capital Projects Fund (CPF) — a $10 bi  READ MORE


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