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Christopher Mitchell Analyzes Community Network Opportunities in Colorado

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Oct 25, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

10/25/2011 – Christopher Mitchell sheds light on community networks and lobbying in Colorado in the Huffington Post.

Longmont, Colorado has become ground zero for the battle over the future of access to the Internet. Because big cable and telephone companies have stopped us from having a real choice in Internet Service Providers and failed to invest in adequate networks, a number of communities have built their own networks.

Read the full article here, where Mitchell describes Longmont, Colorado’s challenges and the intense lobbying efforts by Comcast to sway public opinion and influence local self-reliance over technology.

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