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Detailing the Urban-Rural Digital Divide in Georgia

Detailing the Urban-Rural Digital Divide in Georgia

Hannah Trostle

April 24, 2018

At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we create maps analyzing publicly available data to show disparities in access and highlight possible solutions. We've recently taken an in-depth look at Georgia and want to share our findings with two revealing maps. According to the FCC's 2018 Broadband Deployment Report, 29.1 percent of the state's rural population lacks broadband access, but only 3 percent of the urban population shares the same problem. Cooperatives and small municipal networks are making a difference in several of these rural communities.READ MORE


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Work With ILSR, Help Us Build Strong Local Economies

Work With ILSR, Help Us Build Strong Local Economies

Nick Stumo-Langer

April 26, 2018

This Spring, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance is looking to continue to fill out its dynamic team and advance the work of supporting local economies. We are looking to replace two of our full-time staff positions as some current staffersREAD MORE


Community Broadband Bits Podcast: State Legislatures are Taking Action on Broadband

Community Broadband Bits Podcast: State Legislatures are Taking Action on Broadband

Christopher Mitchell

April 24, 2018

 This is episode 303(!) of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly podcast featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. We’re a little off kilter these days when it comes to state legisREAD MORE


Detailing the Urban-Rural Digital Divide in Georgia

Detailing the Urban-Rural Digital Divide in Georgia

Hannah Trostle

April 24, 2018

Internet access isn't effective when it takes forever to load a single webpage or when subscribers spend hours babysitting their computers to ensure files make it through the upload process. At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we create maps analyzing publicly available data toREAD MORE


Tiny Massachusetts Town Takes a Stand for Local Internet Access

Tiny Massachusetts Town Takes a Stand for Local Internet Access

Lisa Gonzalez

April 19, 2018

On April 14th, folks in Alford, Massachusetts, gathered at their fire house to attend a presentation about the bright future of their connectivity. After a long journey to find better connectivity in the small western Massachusetts town, residents and businesses are READ MORE


Colorado Community Moves Toward Fiber for its Future Despite Monopoly Interference

Colorado Community Moves Toward Fiber for its Future Despite Monopoly Interference

Lisa Gonzalez

April 17, 2018

When Fort Collins voters chose to amend their charter last year, they were choosing a path to simplify their ability to improve local connectivity. When Comcast tried to derail the measure to protect their monopoly, community members established a vibrantREAD MORE


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