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ILSR Defends Local Authority to Build Broadband Networks

| Written by Christopher Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 15, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

ILSR has continued working to preserve local authority to build broadband networks in both North Carolina and South Carolina.  Massive companies like AT&T and Time Warner Cable are lobbying heavily to strip communities of deciding locally whether to build and own essential infrastructure — networks that these companies are often not willing to build.

We recently published an op-ed in North Carolina and have written about South Carolina as well.

Keep up with our ongoing coverage of these issues by following the North Carolina tag and South Carolina tag on

About Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Netwroks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. He runs as part of ILSR’s effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them. More

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