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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


In New Op-Ed, ILSR’s John Farrell Notes Major Shifts in Technology and Decision-making Power Are Transforming Energy Sector

In New Op-Ed, ILSR’s John Farrell Notes Major Shifts in Technology and Decision-...

Marie Donahue

October 19, 2018

In an October 2018 op-ed featured in PV Magazine, John Farrell, ILSR Co-Director and Director of the Energy Democracy Initiative, argues how... READ MORE


ILSR’s YIMBY Report Featured in BioCycle

ILSR’s YIMBY Report Featured in BioCycle...

Virginia Streeter

October 19, 2018

BioCycle recently published an article on ILSR’s report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government.... READ MORE


ILSR’s Neil Seldman Breaks Down Recycling Crisis for Governing Magazine

In StateScoop, Chris Mitchell on Inaccurate Broadband Availability Data

In StateScoop, Chris Mitchell on Inaccurate Broadband Availability Data...

Hibba Meraay

September 27, 2018

Statescoop delves into our recent report which finds national broadband coverage is grossly over-represented by FCC data.... READ MORE


EdSurge Covers Amazon Contract With Schools, ILSR Report Featured

EdSurge Covers Amazon Contract With Schools, ILSR Report Featured...

Hibba Meraay

September 27, 2018

EdSurge covers our latest report on Amazon’s move to capture public sector spending.... READ MORE