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Release:  How Big Cable and Telephone Monopolies Have Carved Up the Country

Release: How Big Cable and Telephone Monopolies Have Carved Up the Country

Hibba Meraay

July 31, 2018

Despite receiving billions in federal funding to help rural Americans access the internet, the biggest telecom companies have focused investment on urban areas, leaving rural communities with DSL that the cannot meet the Federal Communication Commission’s broadband definition. In the latest policy brief, the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) mapped out broadband availability by six of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs): Comcast, Charter, AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and Verizon. The resulting maps and analysis illustrate where broadband service is available across the U.S. from each of the six ISPs and where each faces competition.  READ MORE


CNN Quest Means Business Cites Amazon Research

CNN Quest Means Business Cites Amazon Research...

Hibba Meraay

August 7, 2018

CNN coverage of Amazon's Prime Day cited ILSR's research on average hourly wage for Amazon workers. Stacy Mitchell, ILSR's Co-director and D... READ MORE


Motherboard Covers ILSR’s Broadband Monopolies Report

Motherboard Covers ILSR's Broadband Monopolies Report...

Hibba Meraay

August 7, 2018

Motherboard Vice covers our latest report on Internet access. The report details why millions of Americans have no good option for high-qual... READ MORE


Public Banking in the Spotlight in this Vice Feature, ILSR Banking Expert Quoted

Public Banking in the Spotlight in this Vice Feature, ILSR Banking Expert Quoted...

Nick Stumo-Langer

July 16, 2018

In the story from Vice titled, "The Big Bank You're Using Is Probably Ripping You Off," reporter Allie Conti dives deep into the myriad ways... READ MORE


Next City Covers the Movement Toward Public Banking in Los Angeles, Relies on ILSR Data

Next City Covers the Movement Toward Public Banking in Los Angeles, Relies on IL...

Nick Stumo-Langer

June 30, 2018

At the end of June, the Los Angeles City Council voted to add a ballot initiative for this fall to enable public banking to ensure that all ... READ MORE


A Teaching Moment on ‘Pay As You Throw’ Recycling Policy in Connecticut

A Teaching Moment on 'Pay As You Throw' Recycling Policy in Connecticut...

Nick Stumo-Langer

June 8, 2018

Neil Seldman ILSR’s co-founder and director of its Waste to Wealth Initiative, quoted in Falls River Herald News on unit pricing of solid wa... READ MORE