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Report: Telecom Monopolies Are Blocking Better Internet Access… And What We Can Do About It

Report: Telecom Monopolies Are Blocking Better Internet Access... And What We Can Do About It

Virgil McDill

January 27, 2021

The digital divide is leaving millions of Americans behind — and corporate telecom monopolies are only making the problem worse. A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance sheds light on this under-reported problem. ILSR’s report finds that at a time when access to high-quality broadband is more important than ever, monopoly control of this essential public infrastructure is leaving many Americans — particularly people in rural communities and communities of color — disconnected, underserved, or, at best, paying too much for substandard service.  READ MORE


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Report: Case Studies Detail How Tribes Are Expanding Internet Access

Report: Case Studies Detail How Tribes Are Expanding Internet Access

H Trostle

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The rate of connectivity in Indian Country lags behind the rest of the country. As of December 2018, only 60% percent of Tribal lands in the lower 48 states had high-speed Internet access. A new case study report from the Institute for L  READ MORE


An Internet Network Evolves to Meet Resident Needs in Central Arkansas

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Conway is right in the middle – in the middle of Arkansas with its utility company, Conway Corp, in the middle of beefing up its broadband network. In this city of 66,000 – home to the information technology company Acxiom Corporation and thre  READ MORE


Report: Telecom Monopolies Are Blocking Better Internet Access… And What We Can Do About It

Report: Telecom Monopolies Are Blocking Better Internet Access... And What We Can Do About It

Virgil McDill

January 27, 2021

The digital divide is leaving millions of Americans behind — and corporate telecom monopolies are only making the problem worse.   A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance sheds light on this under-reported problem. ILSR’s report finds that at a time   READ MORE


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

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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


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