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Report: Case Studies Detail How Tribes Are Expanding Internet Access

Report: Case Studies Detail How Tribes Are Expanding Internet Access

H Trostle

February 3, 2021

A new report from ILSR delves into the experiences of four Native Nations as they constructed their own Internet service providers. These case studies examine the unique challenges Native Nations confront as they seek to build Internet infrastructure and address  READ MORE


Report: Telecom Monopolies Are Blocking Better Internet Access… And What We Can Do About It

Report: Telecom Monopolies Are Blocking Better Internet Access... And What We Can Do About It

Virgil McDill

January 27, 2021

The digital divide is leaving millions of Americans behind — and corporate telecom monopolies are only making the problem worse. A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance sheds light on this under-reported problem. ILSR’s report finds that at a t  READ MORE


Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

December 7, 2020

This case study explores the wide-ranging community benefits of Greenlight, the city-owned broadband network in Wilson, North Carolina. The network has been able to quickly adapt and expand service during the pandemic.   READ MORE


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