ILSR’s Chris Mitchell On The Telecom Lobbying Threat

Date: 4 Nov 2011 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Atlantic Cities, November 4, 2011

In the November 4, 2011, edition of The Atlantic Cities Christopher Mitchell talks with journalist Emily Badger about political lobbying and its long term threat to the Internet.

“As we’ve seen elsewhere, in the months after the election, people learned a little bit more about the issue,” says Christopher Mitchell, who directs the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “One of the quotes was, ‘Why didn’t the city tells us more about what was at stake? Because we didn’t want to basically vote for Comcast. We didn’t know Comcast was behind this ad.’”

The full article, with special analysis of the situation in Longmont, Colorado, is available here.