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ILSR Joins Debate over Public Ownership of Broadband

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 13, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

On June 1, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation held an oxford-style debate over the proposition: “Governments should neither subsidize nor operate broadband networks to compete with commercial ones.”

Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, argued that local governments must always have the option of building and operating their own networks if the community so desires.  Watch the video on YouTube.

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