In January of 2018, our Community Broadband Networks initiative team updated our vital Community Networks Map and garnered vast media attention. We’ve compiled the coverage below and you can explore the resource for yourself.… Read More
In the wake of her in-depth piece on Amazon’s growing economic dominance, ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell was interviewed by The Nation’s Start Making Sense podcast host Jon Wiener. This conversation is a great overview of Mitchell’s work on the subject of Amazon.… Read More
Newly-installed Next City editor Oscar Perry Abello has long been interested in policy changes that make cities more equitable for all of its residents. In this piece from Next City Abello delves into the concept of public banking. In the article, he cites our research and quotes ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell on the Bank of North Dakota and the myriad benefits it offers its residents.… Read More
Britta Greene of New Hampshire Public Radio reports a story featuring the local economic power of community composting. For her story broadcast on Marketplace on February 12th, 2018, Greene detailed composting entrepreneurship in northern New England and gained national context from ILSR co-director and Composting for Community initiative director Brenda Platt.… Read More
In the News: Christopher Mitchell February 12th, 2018 Media Outlet: The Patriot Ledger Quincy, Massachusetts is looking toward the neighboring community of Braintree and their municipal broadband network. In Erin Tiernan’s story on local connectivity in Quincy, she reached out to our … Read More
With the abdication of local economic revitalization at the federal level (and at some state levels), national media outlets are increasingly looking to local solutions. It didn’t take Alternet freelance reporter Valerie Vande Panne to find the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and our experts.
For her story Vande Panne discussed these issues with Christopher Mitchell, Community Broadband Networks initiative director, and Olivia LaVecchia, Community-Scaled Economy research associate.… Read More
There’s so much writing about Amazon these days that it’s hard to know what to read. We recommend this piece from The Atlantic, which offers a nuanced look at what happens to communities when Amazon arrives. The story also cites ILSR.
In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 22nd, 2018 Media Outlet: Associated Press Cities and states across the country are angry at the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality protections guaranteeing Americans access to an Internet unthrottled by giant Internet companies. … Read More