ILSR Press Releases and Selected Media Coverage

City Cast Las Vegas: Why Is Vegas’ Internet So Bad?

City Cast Las Vegas: Why Is Vegas' Internet So Bad?

Andrew Frank

February 2, 2023

ILSR's Sean Gonsalves joined the City Cast Las Vegas podcast to discuss Las Vegas' subpar Internet offerings and the advantages of city-owned broadband networks...  READ MORE


“Antitrust enforcers are again embracing their responsibility,” Stacy Mitchell Says of DOJ Lawsuit Against Google in Online Ads Market

“Antitrust enforcers are again embracing their responsibility,” Stacy Mitchell Says of DOJ Lawsuit Against Google in Online Ads Market

Stacy Mitchell

January 24, 2023

Mitchell proclaims in the statement, "Google actively extracts resources from communities that need them most and threatens a free, local press that lies at the heart of our democracy.”  READ MORE


The Daily Yonder: Do You Really Have the Broadband the FCC Thinks You Have?

The Daily Yonder: Do You Really Have the Broadband the FCC Thinks You Have?

Andrew Frank

December 22, 2022

Two members of ILSR's Community Broadband Networks Team—Sean Gonsalves, Senior Reporter, Editor, and Communications Team Lead, and Christine Parker, GIS and Data Visualization Specialist—contributed an editorial...  READ MORE


ILSR Urges Environmental Protection Agency to Prioritize Grants in Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities

ILSR Urges Environmental Protection Agency to Prioritize Grants in Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities

Katie Kienbaum

December 13, 2022

Katie Kienbaum, Senior Researcher for ILSR's Energy Democracy Initiative made the following statement on the importance of submitting these comments to the agency.  READ MORE


ILSR’s 2022 Annual Report

ILSR's 2022 Annual Report

John Bailey

December 8, 2022

Our 2022 annual report highlights the work we’ve done -- through on-the-ground technical assistance, in-depth research and analysis, and coalition building with grassroots organizations -- to instill racial and economic justice throughout our economy and empower local communities.   READ MORE


CBC’s Canada Tonight: Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power and the Taylor Swift Ticket Fiasco

CBC's Canada Tonight: Ticketmaster's Monopoly Power and the Taylor Swift Ticket Fiasco

Andrew Frank

November 20, 2022

Ron Knox, Senior Writer and Researcher at ILSR, joined CBC's Canada Tonight to discuss Ticketmaster's disastrous rollout of the Taylor Swift Eras tour pre-sale  READ MORE


CNN Business: An Antitrust Earthquake

CNN Business: An Antitrust Earthquake

Andrew Frank

November 11, 2022

ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell appeared on CNN Business's Nightcap to discuss the blocked Penguin Random House/Simon & Schuster merger and its broader meaning for antitrust  READ MORE


“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

“The beginning of the end of the consumer welfare standard,” Stacy Mitchell Says of Blocked Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

Stacy Mitchell

November 1, 2022

Mitchell adds in the statement, "It also raises serious questions about whether Amazon’s monopoly power over the book industry will be allowed to stand.”  READ MORE


ILSR Ratifies First Union Contract

ILSR Ratifies First Union Contract

Reggie Rucker

October 28, 2022

Leadership and staff at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announced today that they have ratified a contract with a new, robust salary schedule, 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave (FMLA), an accelerated vacation accrual schedule, and paid personal days.  READ MORE


The Guardian: Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger could cause more US food deserts, experts say

The Guardian: Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger could cause more US food deserts, experts say

Andrew Frank

October 27, 2022

ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell is interviewed by The Guardian on dangers of the proposed Kroger-Alberstons merger.  READ MORE