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Chris Mitchell and Billy Ray From Glasgow on Community Matters Podcast

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 31, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/chris-mitchell-and-billy-ray-from-glasgow-on-community-matters-podcast/

In the most recent podcast from Community Matters, Fran Stoddard interviews Chris Mitchell and Billy Ray, from the Glasgow Electric Plant Board. The interview touches on the benefits of community networks, their critical role in the health of local communities, and provides info on getting a local initiative started.

Glasgow, the first municipal network in the country, pioneered the idea of the publicly owned broadband network. Billy Ray, Superintendent of Glasgow’s Electric Plant Board shared a detailed account of the community’s strategy in episode 74 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. He also helped us to develop a video on the network (soon to be released!).

Community Matters also provides notes from the show, detailing questions and answers. The show runs just under an hour.