Motherboard Covers ILSR’s Broadband Monopolies Report

Date: 7 Aug 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Motherboard Vice covers our latest report on Internet access. The report details why millions of Americans have no good option for high-quality Internet access, despite government subsidies. Karl Bode, spoke with Christopher Mitchell, the director for the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, for his perspective on what communities can do.… Read More

In Book Review for Washington Monthly, Stacy Mitchell on “The Truth About Big Business”

Date: 24 Jul 2018 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the July-August issue of “Washington Monthly” magazine, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell rebuts a new book’s claims that the monopolization of the U.S. economy is a good thing. As she does so, Stacy also mounts a vigorous counter-argument, explaining how economic policy has tilted the playing field in favor of bigness, but how small businesses perform critical functions that big businesses can’t.… Read More

Public Banking in the Spotlight in this Vice Feature, ILSR Banking Expert Quoted

Date: 16 Jul 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the story from Vice titled, “The Big Bank You’re Using Is Probably Ripping You Off,” reporter Allie Conti dives deep into the myriad ways that the biggest banks in our economy harm their members and the wider economy as a whole. For her coverage, Conti also wanted to include the alternative structures, including public banking.

For this section she reached out to ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell, we’ve included her contributions in this article.… Read More

Next City Covers the Movement Toward Public Banking in Los Angeles, Relies on ILSR Data

Date: 30 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the end of June, the Los Angeles City Council voted to add a ballot initiative for this fall to enable public banking to ensure that all Angelenos are banked with sufficient protections. For this article in Next City, Alejandra Molina reached out to ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell to answer questions on the benefits of community banking.… Read More

The Ringer Covers Tech Monopolies, Cites ILSR in Amazon Section

Date: 7 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Ringer is a publication that covers media, sports, and technology. Their reporter Victor Luckerson covers the machinations of Big Tech, including in his monopoly primer on the biggest power players in Silicon Valley and beyond. In his section on Amazon Luckerson cites our Amazon report and the original writing from ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell.… Read More

On-Bill Financing Gets a Boost in Minneapolis, Issue Covered by Energy News Networ

Date: 4 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Inclusive financing is a way to ensure that low-income folks have access to the myriad benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies by paying for these upgrades as part of their electricity bills. Minneapolis, Minnesota is looking at requiring the inclusion of this financing option and Frank Jossi of the Energy News Network covered the development.

He interviewed Energy Democracy initiative director John Farrell for his perspective.… Read More

The Digital Divide Exists, It’s Devastating. Motherboard Dives into Why It Isn’t Driving Elections

Date: 2 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Motherboard Vice is a great publication that details the way that Internet access and these technologies impact people’s lives. Kaleigh Rogers asks the interesting question as to why the digital divide, the lack of Internet access in many parts of rural America, isn’t a larger issue in the 2018 election cycle. For her story, Rogers interviewed Christopher Mitchell, the director of the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for his perspective as to why.… Read More

Maine Calling Details the State of Broadband Connectivity with ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell

Date: 31 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Broadband Internet connectivity is a critical issue in every community across America, the mystery in how communities get connected was the springboard for this show on Maine Public Broadcasting’s Maine Calling show. ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell answered questions and detailed innovative broadband models on the show, listen at the link below.… Read More

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