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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 12, 2017

Christopher On Marketplace: Munis And Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-marketplace-munis-and-network-neutrality/

American Public Media’s Marketplace – December 12, 2017 As the FCC’s vote on whether or not to remove network neutrality draws near, an increasing number of people are beginning to wonder how Internet access will change for them. Journalists have reached out to us to ask about the role of publicly owned Internet networks and the… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Kelsey Henquinet | No Comments | Updated on Nov 30, 2017

Media Outlets Cover ILSR Speaking Events on Amazon’s Impact on Vermont

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-outlets-cover-ilsr-speaking-events-on-amazons-impact-on-vermont/

In November, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Olivia LaVecchia traveled to Vermont for two events looking at the threat that Amazon poses to Vermont’s local economies. Here’s a roundup of stories in which state and local outlets cited ILSR’s work and provided information about the events in Vermont. Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Nov 24, 2017

Commentary: Local Communities Deserve to Make their Own Choices

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/commentary-local-communities-deserve-to-make-their-own-choices/

This article was originally published in Port Huron Times-Herald on November 14th, 2017. Recently, a Michigan state lawmaker went viral on the Internet — but for the wrong reasons. Last month, state Rep. Michele Hoitenga filed a bill that would preempt local governments from spending public funds to build community broadband Internet networks. Across the country,… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 21, 2017

Fast Company Covers the FCC’s Disappointing Net Neutrality Decisions, Interviews Chris Mitchell

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fast-company-covers-the-fccs-disappointing-net-neutrality-decisions-interviews-chris-mitchell/

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 filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 13, 2017

ILSR Covers the Growth of Minnesota’s Community Solar Program, PV Magazine Notices

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-covers-the-growth-of-minnesotas-community-solar-program-pv-magazine-notices/

In the News: John Farrell November 13, 2017 Media Outlet: PV Magazine Every month, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance updates this page with new data from Minnesota’s community solar program, and the renewable energy press are starting to take notice. Frank Andorka of PV Magazine covered this month’s update, as the operating capacity of community… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 13, 2017

Vermont Public Radio Interviews Stacy Mitchell on Amazon’s Stealth Takeover of Vermont

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/vermont-public-radio-interviews-stacy-mitchell-on-amazons-stealth-takeover-of-vermont/

In the News: Stacy Mitchell November 13, 2017 Media Outlet: Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition During ILSR’s co-director and Community-Scaled Economies initiative director Stacy Mitchell swing through Vermont to discuss Amazon at two events at independent bookstores, she spoke on the public affairs radio show Vermont Edition on Vermont Public Radio. Here’s the details from the post, make… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 9, 2017

The Hill Details the Discussion Around the “Amazon Amendment”, Interviews Stacy Mitchell

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-hill-details-the-discussion-around-the-amazon-amendment-interviews-stacy-mitchell/

In the News: Stacy Mitchell November 9, 2017 Media Outlet: The Hill As discussed in The Intercept earlier this month, Amazon is now on the verge of winning a multi-billion dollar contract to win government procurement over other retailers in America. Ali Breland of The Hill takes on the issue and, for an expert perspective, she reaches… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 3, 2017

American Prospect’s David Dayen Discusses Airline Monopolies, Cites ILSR Co-Founder

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/american-prospects-david-dayen-discusses-airline-monopolies-cites-ilsr-co-founder/

In the News: David Morris November 3, 2017 Media Outlet: American Prospect Airline monopolies are a frequent and easily understandable example of the effects of corporate concentration in our everyday life. David Dayen, a frequent anti-monopoly writer and researcher wrote a wide-ranging piece on airline concentration for the American Prospect and for it he spoke… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 2, 2017

The Intercept Covers “Amazon Amendment” on Government Procurement

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-intercept-covers-amazon-amendment-on-government-procurement/

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

ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 2, 2017

ILSR’s EV Report featured in Charged EVs Magazine

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsrs-ev-report-featured-in-charged-evs-magazine/

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