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ILSR Submits Comments to FCC on Publicly Owned Broadband

| Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Nov 18, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

As the Federal Communications Commission continues to formulate a National Broadband Plan, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has submitted comments about publicly owned networks in response to the Request for Comments #7: “Comment Sought on the Contribution of Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Government to Broadband.”

In our comments, we highlight the importance of publicly owned broadband networks by noting many success stories and offering details on networks from Chattanooga, Burlington, Monticello, and Powell, Wyoming.  We also offer some comments about middle-mile networks and networks that connect core anchor institutions, like libraries and schools.

You can download our comments here (pdf).

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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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