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

Congress’ “Community Banking” Bill is Anything But, Coverage in The Intercept

Date: 17 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The United States Congress just passed a bill that is ostensibly aimed at solving a community banking regulatory issue, what actually happened argues anti-monopoly reporter David Dayen in The Intercept is a bailout for some of the largest entities in our economy — and that’s just not right. For his coverage, Dayen cited ILSR co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell in her coverage of the Bank of North Dakota to get perspective.… Read More

Municipal Broadband in Portland? The Mercury News Has the Story, Quotes ILSR Broadband Expert

Date: 11 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Portland Mercury News reporter Erik Henriksen wrote a comprehensive feature detailing the possibility of Portland, Oregon investing in a municipal broadband network for the city. In his coverage, Henriksen cites the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for the ways that major Internet Service Providers fight against municipal broadband.… Read More

The Guardian Covers Amazon’s Growing Dominance in Sectors Across the Economy, Citing Stacy Mitchell

Date: 25 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

From Whole Foods to cloud computing to manufacturing commonly bought household goods, Amazon is everywhere in our economy. This article from The Guardian from Olivia Solon and Julia Carrie Wong details the reality of the e-commerce company’s domination. For their story Solon and Wong reached out to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s co-director and Community-Scaled Economy initiative director Stacy Mitchell for her perspective on the subject. … Read More

City Government Leader Cites ILSR Research in Supporting Net Neutrality in WaPo

Date: 24 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mark Howell, the Chief Information Officer for the town of Concord, Massachusetts wrote an article for The Washington Post, detailing the steps that his community has taken to reclaim their authority over Internet access and the cast threat posed by the repeal of net neutrality. In his piece, he cites our comprehensive Community Networks Map to detail the investments that hundreds of communities have taken to improve their Internet access.… Read More

ILSR Co-Founder Interviewed on Benefits & Challenges to Local Recycling

Date: 23 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In an update to municipal recycling, “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” broadcast from WAMU out of Washington D.C. reached out to Neil Seldman, the co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, to detail what has changed in the metro area and the challenges to this vital infrastructure. Seldman details the economic development benefits of local recycling and advocates for greater infrastructure investment.… Read More

EfficientGov Blog Covers Ohio Community’s Municipal Broadband Success

Date: 21 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Fairlawn, Ohio’s Fairlawn Gig is a great example of a municipal broadband project that is connecting it’s community to high-speed, affordable Internet access. Andrea Fox of the EfficientGov blog heard about our coverage of Fairlawn Gig and decided to write a story about their success.Her story includes a quotation from the Community Broadband Bits podcast episode where ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell interviewed deputy director Ernie Staten.… Read More

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