In the News: Christopher Mitchell November 22, 2017 Media Outlet: Fast Company Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle net neutrality, the set of protections that keeps content flowing freely on the Internet regardless of who your service provider is, is now official. In this disappointing moment of corporations flexing their supreme muscle… Continue reading
ILSR Press Room
We have experts available to explain public policy details and provide a perspective not normally found in mainstream discussions.
If you have a general question or want to arrange an interview please contact ILSR Communications Manager, Nick Stumo-Langer at email@example.com or call 612-844-1330.
ILSR News Releases and Selected Media Coverage
Colorado Voters Once Again Reject Monopolies in Internet Service at the Ballot Box All 18 voting communities opt out of restrictive state law, Fort Collins ensures municipal utility can provide broadband service Contact: Christopher Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org 612-545-5185 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Voters across the state of Colorado have, once again, rejected big telecom by opting out of a… Continue reading
Comcast Sets Fort Collins Election Spending Record Opposing Broadband Competition The Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association is spending almost half a million to deny residents a real choice in broadband Internet access Contact: Christopher Mitchell email@example.com 612-545-5185 Campaign Spending Update – 11/6/2017: On November 3rd, Comcast’s front group Priorities First filed their most recent campaign report. The report showed… Continue reading
Colorado Communities Set to Reclaim Local Authority, Rebuff Internet Access Monopolies 18 communities across the state will vote to join nearly 100 of their fellows in investigating Internet infrastructure investments Contact: Christopher Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org 612-545-5185 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN — Tomorrow, 18 communities across Colorado will be voting to reclaim their local authority to end broadband monopolies. Since… Continue reading
In the News: Stacy Mitchell November 2, 2017 Media Outlet: The Intercept Amazon is now on the verge of winning a multi-billion dollar contract to win government procurement over other retailers in America. David Dayen of The Intercept, a frequent (and excellent) writer on all things monopoly, spoke with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s co-director and… Continue reading
In the News: John Farrell November 2, 2017 Media Outlet: Charged EVs Back in June, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s John Farrell and Karlee Weinmann published a comprehensive report on electric vehicles and how they enable energy democracy. Charles Morris of Charged EVs delved into the report and offered coverage for the magazine. Here’s how they… Continue reading
Comcast Spends Big on Local Elections in Seattle & Fort Collins The telecom giant would lose millions in revenue from real competition, new ILSR report says Contact: Christopher Mitchell email@example.com 612-545-5185 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. — Comcast has a lot to lose from competition in broadband Internet access. That’s why the telecommunications giant is spending big in… Continue reading
In the News: Brenda Platt October 26, 2017 Media Outlet: WAMU 88.5FM – American University Radio With the growth of curbside composting in the United States over the last few years, WAMU’s Jacob Fenston took to investigate the challenges and opportunities cities have when implementing them. For some policy heft he spoke to ILSR’s co-director… Continue reading
In the News: Christopher Mitchell October 26, 2017 Media Outlet: StateScoop In the run-up to Seattle’s mayoral election on November 7th, 2017 the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks initiative team pointed to the commitment Comcast is pouring into the race to buy favorable decisions by the local government. The publication StateScoop noticed. Shortly after this story… Continue reading
In the News: Christopher Mitchell October 25, 2017 Media Outlet: Motherboard Vice For years, indeed since Colorado enacted SB 152 as part of a Comcast-funded effort to limit municipal broadband investment, we’ve seen Big Telecom’s interest in local elections grow. This year’s Fort Collins ballot question has been subject to hundreds of thousands in spending from… Continue reading