Major Media Outlets Cover 6th Circuit Decision Limiting Local Authority

Date: 15 Aug 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A circuit court decision this week means the digital divide in Tennessee and North Carolina will be allowed to continue. This week, the 6th Circuit Court of appeals decided to dismiss the FCC’s decision to encourage Internet investment by restricting local authority to build competitive Internet networks.

In February, ILSR and Next Century Cities filed an Amicus Brief in support of the FCC’s position. Here is a selection of media stories which cite ILSR.… Read More

Activists Win The Day: Huge Grassroots Victory Over Curtis Bay Incinerator

Date: 18 Mar 2016 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The best way to defeat proposed incinerators has proven itself once again: community organizing. The Maryland State Department of the Environment pulled the permit on the proposed 4,000 ton per day incinerator to be built in the long suffering industrial … Read More

National Press Follows President Obama to Cedar Falls, Iowa

Date: 15 Jan 2015 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On January 14th, President Obama visited Cedar Falls, Iowa, to share his strategy to expand high-speed connectivity to more Americans, encourage competition, and galvanize economic development. Obama’s plan centers around community networks and he announced that the next step will … Read More

President Obama Speaks Against Barriers to Community Networks

Date: 14 Jan 2015 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

When we started to hear rumors that the White House was investigating community owned networks, we were excited but not sure what to expect. I have to admit that seeing President Obama – the President of the United States – … Read More

In Big Win for Local Ownership, North Dakota Votes to Keep State’s Pharmacy Law

Date: 5 Nov 2014 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At North Dakota polls on Tuesday, local ownership was the winner. The state voted overwhelmingly to keep its forward-thinking Pharmacy Ownership Law, defeating Measure 7, the Walmart-funded effort to overturn it. Final returns came in with 59 percent of the vote in favor of the law, the Fargo Forum reports.… Read More

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