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Community Broadband and Economic Development Presentation – Dallas 2012

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on May 9, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Christopher Mitchell recently presented at the Broadband Communities Summit 12 in Dallas, Texas. The two-day event, April 24th and 25th, brought together experts from all over the world to discuss the policy and economic challenges and achievements in broadband.

Christopher discussed the new ILSR Report, Broadband at the Speed of Light, and presented information on the triumphs and obstacles faced by communities that move to implement their own networks. He discussed barriers and strategies to help communities increase their connectivity through community broadband.

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Lisa Gonzalez researches and reports on telecommunications and municipal networks’ impact on life at the local level. Lisa has worked in politics, education, and as a freelance journalist. In addition to her contributions at, Lisa writes for and produces the Broadband Bits podcast.


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