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ILSR News Releases and Selected Media Coverage

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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 1, 2016

Media Outlets Cover 2016 Colorado Broadband Ballot Initiatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-outlets-cover-2016-colorado-broadband-ballot-initiatives/

Various Sources – November 2 – 19, 2016 On November 8th, 2016, 26 Colorado cities and counties joined 69 of their fellow communities in opting out of the restrictive, anti-municipal broadband state law, SB 152. For years, we at ILSR have been covering the developments in Colorado as voters reclaim local telecommunications authority. The media,… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 29, 2016

Press Release: Report Presents New Data on Amazon’s Impact on Competition, Jobs, Economy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-stranglehold-press-release/

Institute for Local Self-Reliance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 Contact: Nick Stumo-Langer, stumolanger@ilsr.org, 612-844-1300 Amazon is Undermining Competition, Small Businesses, and Workers, and Reducing Economic Opportunity  and Consumer Choice, New Report Finds Report Presents New Data about Amazon’s Market Power, Impact on Jobs and Wages, and Heavy Reliance on Public Subsidies WASHINGTON, D.C. –… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 11, 2016

Christopher Mitchell Interviewed on Daily Tech News Show on 2016 Colorado Broadband Ballot Initiatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-mitchell-daily-tech-news-show/

Daily Tech News Show – November 10, 2016 In the wake of the Tuesday election, 26 separate Colorado communities voted to reclaim their local authority over broadband networks bringing the grand total of communities that have opted out of the restrictive 2005 law, SB152, to 95. Below you can watch the segment of the show… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 10, 2016

Seeds of Hope

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/seeds-of-hope/

The Clever Root Magazine – November 7, 2016 by Taylor Haynes In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama, aided by local school children, planted the first seeds of what would become an impressive garden on the grounds of the White House, overflowing with vegetables, fruit and herbs. Nearby, the White House beehives keep busy pollinating the… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 1, 2016

Messy Battles Over Energy Are on Ballot Across States

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/messy-battles-over-energy-are-on-ballot-across-states/

Bloomberg Markets – November 1, 2016 by Ari Natter & Mark Chediak … As if choosing the next president of the U.S. wasn’t confusing enough, states from Nevada to Florida have energy measures on the ballot this year that have left many voters befuddled. In Florida there’s an amendment that would make solar energy a… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 25, 2016

ILSR Researchers Find 63 Gigabit Deployments by Cooperatives

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-researchers-find-63-gigabit-deployments-by-cooperatives/

Telecompetitor – October 25, 2016 by Joan Engebretson The Institute for Local Self Reliance estimates that there were 63 gigabit deployments by cooperatives in the U.S. as of December 31, 2015. ILSR based its research on Form 477 data that broadband providers submit to the FCC. Using that data, researchers identified about 200 companies advertising… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband, Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 24, 2016

6 Podcasts for Inspirational Sharing Solutions On-The-Go

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/6-podcasts-for-inspirational-sharing-solutions-on-the-go/

Shareable – October 24, 2016 by Maira Sutton … 4. Local Energy Rules This twice-monthly podcast is about successful locally-owned renewable energy projects and the barriers that hinder their expansion. The show is produced by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) as part of their Energy Democracy initiative. Each episode features an interview with a different leader… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 20, 2016

How Can Cities Save their Small Businesses?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/how-can-cities-save-their-small-businesses/

Curbed – October 17, 2016 by Patrick Sisson “According to Affordable Space: How Rising Commercial Rents Are Threatening Independent Businesses, and What Cities Are Doing About It, a report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) earlier this year, commercial rent for small businesses isn’t an issue, it’s a crisis, skyrocketing by double-digit rates… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 19, 2016

Q&A: New Report Challenges Assumption that Bigger Solar is Better

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/qa-new-report-challenges-assumption-that-bigger-solar-is-better/

Midwest Energy News – October 17, 2016 by Frank Jossi In a time when hundreds of megawatts of large solar projects are underway in Minnesota, a new report suggests that smaller-scale solar projects could be just as good at delivering low-cost electricity. Why? Farrell’s research suggests that with transmission costs from remote wind and solar farms,… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 19, 2016

Christopher Mitchell Interviewed on Mike McIntee’s Show on AM950

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-mitchell-interviewed-on-mike-mcintees-show-on-am950/

AM950 – October 14, 2016 On October 14, 2016, Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell was interviewed by Mike McIntee of AM950 in Minnesota. The subject of the conversation centered on Christopher’s recently released report – North Carolina Connectivity: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. He discussed the big difference in Internet infrastructure funding between… Continue reading