Media Roundup: Blackburn Amendment Lights Up Newswires

Date: 22 Jul 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance praises Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota for leading the growing list of organizations committed to defending the authority of communities to make their own decisions when it comes to build the Internet networks of tomorrow.… Read More

New Amendments Could Further Erode Local Telecommunications Authority!

Date: 15 Jul 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What You Can Do: Two new amendments will likely be added to an appropriations bill in Washington, that could have a devastating snowball effect in the drive for local authority. Right now, Rep. Blackburn from Tennessee is expected to offer the amendments on … Read More

ILSR applauds U.S. Lawmakers banding together to support Community Broadband Networks.

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance praises Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota for leading the growing list of organizations committed to defending the authority of communities to make their own decisions when it comes to build the Internet networks of tomorrow.… Read More

Announcing: The Coalition for Local Internet Choice

Date: 10 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are excited to announce a new effort to restore and preserve local decision-making authority when it comes to public private partnerships and Internet infrastructure investment. The Coalition for Local Internet Choice, CLIC, will work to ensure communities can make these … Read More

Breaking Down Barriers to Community Broadband—Free Webinar June 12

Date: 2 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Join Community Broadband Networks director Chris Mitchell for “Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access” on Thursday, June 12 from 3pm-4pm to learn from other communities about strategies to creating a successful community broadband network. Click to Register   … Read More

Chris Mitchell to Speak at “Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options”

Date: 21 May 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will host “Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options” from 9:30-11:30 am on May 28th. Chris will be participating in the discussion; if you can’t make it to DC, the event will … Read More

FCC removal of state barriers for broadband: a victory for communities

Date: 30 Apr 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2014 CONTACT: Rebecca Toews 612-808-0689 Rebecca@ilsr.org MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Institute for Local Self-Reliance is excited to hear FCC Chairman Wheeler intends to remove barriers to community owned networks. Today at the NCTA conference, Wheeler … Read More

Minnesota Local Governments Advance Super Fast Internet Networks

Date: 19 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As in much of rural America, communities in Greater Minnesota struggle with connectivity. Some areas have no choice at all, forced to rely on dial-up or slow DSL. Others have an incumbent cable provider. A few local community leaders in … Read More

Santa Monica City Net: An Incremental Approach to Building a Fiber Optic Network

Date: 5 Mar 2014 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Santa Monica has built a fiber network called City Net that has lowered its own costs for telecommunications, helped to retain businesses, and attracted new businesses to the community. Built incrementally without debt, it offers a roadmap any community can … Read More

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