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Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 6, 2017

Fiber for Key Industrial Areas Coming to Somerset County, Pennsylvania

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fiber-for-key-industrial-areas-coming-to-somerset-county-pennsylvania/

Over the past several decades, the population of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, has incrementally jumped up and down, but today’s population is the same as it was in 1960. In order to boost economic development and encourage growth with more jobs, community leaders are deploying fiber for better connectivity in several industrial areas. Financial Help For Fiber Connectivity… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Hannah Trostle | No Comments | Updated on Jul 27, 2017

The Many Networks of Williamstown, Kentucky

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-many-networks-of-williamstown-kentucky/

Among the rolling hills and mountains of Appalachia sits the small city of Williamstown, Kentucky, in central Grant County. Home to about 3,500 people, Williamstown is the center of connectivity for the county. The city’s fiber provides high-speed connectivity to local businesses, while its long-running cable network keeps folks connected in the town. Williamstown operates a small Fiber-to-the-Home… Continue reading

Featured Article, Event, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jul 20, 2017

Watch Video From Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/watch-video-from-appalachian-ohio-west-virginia-connectivity-summit/

If you weren’t able to make it to the Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit in Marietta, Ohio, on July 18th or if you’re just interested in learning more about improving connectivity in rural areas, you can still almost be there. Video of Christopher’s keynote address is available to view. The event occurred on July 18th at… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 17, 2017

Press Release: Christopher Mitchell to Keynote “Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit”

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/press-release-christopher-mitchell-to-keynote-appalachian-ohio-west-virginia-connectivity-summit/

Appalachian Connectivity Summit Will Feature Institute for Local Self-Reliance Expert Christopher Mitchell will keynote the event, held in Marietta, Ohio, in order to address rural connectivity and federal policy. Contact: ​Christopher Mitchell christopher@ilsr.org 612-545-5185​ On July 18th, the National Rural Assembly is hosting “The Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit” at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio. The summit will… Continue reading