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ILSR Joins 4Competition Coalition to Oppose Sprint and T-Mobile Merger

Date: 13 Feb 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Losing a mobile Internet access provider as an option is bad, but it isn’t the only consequence that we face if the Sprint and T-Mobile Merger goes through. There will likely be job losses, higher rates, locking out new entrants to the market, broken promises regarding 5G, and harm especially to people in rural areas.… Read More

Author Susan Crawford on the Future of Fiber Connectivity in America

Date: 12 Feb 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Chris Mitchell interviews Harvard Professor, author, and broadband champion Susan Crawford on her new book, Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution And Why American Might Miss It. Chris and Susan also discuss policy recommendations aimed at bringing better connectivity to rural and urban areas.… Read More

ILSR to Co-Host Screening of Broadband Documentary

Date: 5 Feb 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On February 20, in Washington DC, ILSR will co-host a screening and discussion of the film Do Not Pass Go. The short documentary investigates how large corporations blocked the ability of Pinetops, North Carolina to obtain high-quality Internet access from a nearby municipal network.… Read More

Town in Michigan Launches Community-Owned Broadband Service

Date: 25 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This small town in southern Michigan is steeped in interesting history, including an 1843 incident in which the community rallied around escaped slaves leading to the Fugitive Slave Law. The town is also home to an historic district considered one of the most architecturally significant in the U.S. It’s part of the Battle Creek statistical area, but until local leaders decided to take matters into their own hands, connectivity for businesses and residents was inadequate for today’s needs.… Read More

In Op-Ed, ILSR Researcher Katie Kienbaum Discusses Need for Better Broadband in North Carolina

Date: 25 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

An op-ed written by Katie Kienbaum, Researcher at ILSR, was published by the Jacksonville Daily News. It discusses the need for better broadband access in North Carolina, as well as “Let’s Connect,” a series of community meetings on the subject organized by ILSR, NCLM, and NC Hearts Gigabit…… Read More

Christopher Mitchell Reviews “Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution — And Why America Might Miss It” by Susan Crawford

Date: 22 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband initiative at ILSR, reviews Susan Crawford’s new book “Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution — And Why America Might Miss It.” The book revolves around several communities that will be familiar to anyone following community networks, but even people with only a casual interest in how to achieve the best Internet access will recognize some of the community names in Susan’s latest book.… Read More

Community Broadband Initiative Plans “Let’s Connect!” Speaking Tour in North Carolina

Date: 3 Jan 2019 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you live in or near the communities of Albemarle, Fuquay-Varina, or Jacksonville, get ready to attend one of a series of three “Let’s Connect” meetings, organized by the Community Broadband Networks Initiative, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, and NC Hearts Gigabit. We’re bringing together people who want to improve connectivity and are ready to learn more about how to get started.… Read More

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