New Municipal Broadband Networks Skyrocket in Post-Pandemic America As Alternative To Private Monopoly Model

Date: 18 Jan 2024 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“The monopoly cable and telephone companies frequently claim that there are no problems with broadband in the U.S., even as millions of students cannot access the Internet from their homes, whether in rural or urban areas. These cities remind us of the work that has to be done to make sure everyone can take advantage of modern technologies.”… Read More

Statement on NYC Community Composting Budget Cuts

Date: 28 Nov 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“We strongly urge the Mayor and City Council to halt these short-sighted cuts and commit to long-term funding of the NYC Compost Project and GrowNYC.” – Brenda Platt, Director of the Composting for Community Initiative… Read More

“[FTC] lawsuit reveals Amazon’s utter contempt for its customers,” says Stacy Mitchell in Statement on Amazon Prime Lawsuit

Date: 21 Jun 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell goes on to highlight that last year, Amazon exploited its chokehold of the online retail sector by extracting more than $155 billion in fees from Amazon marketplace sellers, calling it, “an extraordinary measure of its monopoly power.”… Read More

“We are dismayed that Congress has yet to enact even these basic and obvious safeguards,” says Stacy Mitchell in statement on the reintroduction of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

Date: 16 Jun 2023 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mitchell points to Amazon’s ability to bully and exploit other businesses through its integration across business lines as an example of why the bill is such “an important piece of legislation.”… Read More

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