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Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets

Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

April 26, 2022

ILSR's Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheet Series unpacks the issues, challenges, and opportunities of bringing broadband access to everyone.  READ MORE


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Wave of Wireless Connectivity Crests in Enfield, North Carolina

Wave of Wireless Connectivity Crests in Enfield, North Carolina

Sean Gonsalves

November 22, 2022

Historically, Enfield was known for its tobacco and peanuts. Today, there’s a new wave cresting in this small rural community in eastern North Carolina. Thanks to a recent $350,000 investment from Connect Humanity, a start-up Internet service provider (ISP) – Wave 7 C  READ MORE


New York City’s Ambitious Broadband Plan Is A Shadow Of Its Former Self

New York City’s Ambitious Broadband Plan Is A Shadow Of Its Former Self

Karl Bode

November 15, 2022

In 2020, New York City officials unveiled a massive new broadband proposal they promised would dramatically reshape affordable broadband access in the city. Instead, the program has been steadily and quietly dismantled, replaced by a variety of costly half-measures that critics  READ MORE


Fairlawn Gig Adds Speed, Lowers Price

Fairlawn Gig Adds Speed, Lowers Price

Sean Gonsalves

November 10, 2022

In an economy where inflation seems to be everywhere, Fairlawn, Ohio residents are getting a bit of welcome news. Subscribers to FairlawnGig – Fairlawn, Ohio’s municipal broadband network – are being upgraded to new service levels as the city-owned network bumps up sp  READ MORE


Following Through on Transparency: A Broadband Nutrition Label Status Report

Following Through on Transparency: A Broadband Nutrition Label Status Report

Emma Gautier

November 8, 2022

Nearly one year ago on November 15, 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which contained significant legislation around broadband. One piece, which the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has studied closely over the past year and  READ MORE


Hudson, Ohio Decides Time Has Come to Build Citywide Fiber Network

Hudson, Ohio Decides Time Has Come to Build Citywide Fiber Network

Sean Gonsalves

November 2, 2022

The Hudson Clock Tower is the most recognizable landmark in the City of Hudson. The 44-foot tall Romanesque-style brick structure was gifted to the city over a hundred years ago by James Ellsworth, a millionaire who considered it a symbol  READ MORE


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