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Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Report: Most Americans Have No Real Choice in Internet Providers

Christopher Mitchell

August 12, 2020

This report investigates broadband competition in communities across the country.  READ MORE


Cooperatives Essential to Bringing High-Quality Fiber Internet Access to Rural America

Cooperatives Essential to Bringing High-Quality Fiber Internet Access to Rural America

Katie Kienbaum

May 19, 2020

An updated report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) illustrates the remarkable progress cooperatives have made in deploying fiber optic Internet access across the country.   READ MORE


Case Study Shows How Local Providers Built World-Class Broadband in Rural North Dakota

Case Study Shows How Local Providers Built World-Class Broadband in Rural North Dakota

Katie Kienbaum

May 5, 2020

A recent case study from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) finds that rural North Dakotans are more likely to have access to fiber connectivity and gigabit-speed Internet than those living in urban areas.  READ MORE


Updated Policy Brief: Cooperatives Bring Fiber Internet Access to Rural America

Updated Report Shows How Cooperatives Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Updated Report Shows How Cooperatives Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Christopher Mitchell

June 27, 2019

Decades after bringing electricity and telephone services to America’s rural households, cooperatives are tackling a new challenge: the rural digital divide.  READ MORE


A Public Housing Digital Inclusion Blueprint

A Public Housing Digital Inclusion Blueprint

Christopher Mitchell

May 1, 2019

Our new report details a model developed by Monkeybrains, a local ISP, and the city of San Francisco that successfully bridges the digital divide for public housing residents.  READ MORE


Broadband Competition in the Rochester Region: Reality vs. Federal Statistics

Broadband Competition in the Rochester Region: Reality vs. Federal Statistics

H Trostle

August 22, 2018

This report from the Community Broadband Networks team explores broadband coverage and competition in Rochester, Minn.  READ MORE


Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable & Telecom

Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable & Telecom

H Trostle

July 31, 2018

In this policy brief from our Community Broadband Networks team, we crunched the numbers to determine the extent to which the largest cable and telecom companies are underinvesting in rural broadband they're being paid to provide. Explore the brief  READ MORE


The Fiber Future is Cooperative: Policy Brief On Rural Cooperative Fiber Deployment

The Fiber Future is Cooperative: Policy Brief On Rural Cooperative Fiber Deployment

H Trostle

November 28, 2017

Rural communities across the United States are already building the Internet infrastructure of the future. Using a 20th century model, rural America is finding a way to tap into high-speed Internet service: electric and telephone cooperatives are bringing next-generation, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks to th  READ MORE


Comcast’s Election Investment: Policy Brief On Seattle, Fort Collins, & Broadband Ballots

Comcast's Election Investment: Policy Brief On Seattle, Fort Collins, & Broadband Ballots

Lisa Gonzalez

November 2, 2017

Comcast is doing its best to buy elections in Seattle and Fort Collins and this new report from the Community Broadband Networks team found out why: the telecom giant stands to lose millions in customer's service if their preferred option  READ MORE