Dublin Municipal Network Serves Schools, Government, and Business in Ohio

Date: 9 Dec 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 1999, Laurens County Schools and Dublin City Schools needed to move past dial-up Internet access. The City of 16,000 built a fiber network to serve students in the community. It now also serves local government and businesses in the … Read More

Chris Mitchell on Municipal Networks in the Baltimore Sun

Date: 25 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell recently published an opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun. Comcast has abused its standing as the dominant provider for years and the community is examining options. Mitchell’s op/ed addressed the issue foremost in the mind of Mayor … Read More

Postcard to Incoming FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Date: 20 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

  As new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler begins serving the public, we want to welcome him with open arms and some good advice. ILSR teamed up with the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) to create a personalized postcard with ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell. … Read More

ILSR and Collaborators File Comments in FCC’s E-rate Proceedings

Date: 20 Nov 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR, the Consumer’s Union, and Common Cause recently filed comments with the FCC as it examines E-rate. The agency’s Wireline Competition Bureau is currently reviewing the E-rate program for Schools and Libraries. The program provides funding from the Universal Services … Read More

Whatcha Workin’ On, Christopher Mitchell? Podcast Episode 5

Date: 16 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

It is the fifth episode of the Whatcha Workin’ On? podcast. Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons initiative speaks to Lisa Gonzalez. Chris describes the roots of the initiative, the many projects we are working on now, and … Read More

The Empire Lobbies Back: How Big Cable Killed Competition in North Carolina

Date: 3 Jan 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 5 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After a city in North Carolina built a Fiber-to-the-Home network competing with Time Warner Cable, the cable giant successfully lobbied to take that decision away from other cities. The city of Wilson’s decision and resulting network was recently examined in … Read More

Report: Community Network Leads North Carolina to Fast Internet Future

Date: 5 Dec 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Following the collapse of key industries, a town of 50,000 in eastern North Carolina had to make a hard choice. It wanted to support existing businesses and attract new ones but the cable and telephone companies were not interested in … Read More

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