There’s Nothing Magical About Vermont (Episode 46)

Date: 17 May 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode, Vermont gets some love from our various policy experts! Stacy Mitchell, Christopher Mitchell, and John Farrell sit down to talk about the ways in which local self-reliance is thriving in The Green Mountain State, check out the details on how Vermont enables small businesses, renewable energy, and local Internet connectivity.… Read More

An Open Letter to Burlington on Local Ownership & Burlington Telecom

Date: 22 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we have been watching the latest developments with Burlington Telecom from afar but with extreme curiosity. We have watched a wonderful local movement grow to Keep Burlington Telecom Local and that fits entirely with our values. Because of … Read More

The Burlington Chronicles: Catching Up In Vermont

Date: 21 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The people of Burlington have proven beyond a doubt that they believe in publicly owned Internet networks. They’ve fought harder than any other community we’ve seen to maintain a voice in the future of their much loved publicly owned fiber optic network, Burlington Telecom (BT). Now after months of ruminating, debating, and examining their options, the future of BT is still uncertain.… Read More

Protecting Communities from Gentrification

Date: 23 Oct 2017 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We have a workable model for making housing affordable and protecting neighborhood residents from displacement: a Community Land Trust. Only one city to date has embraced it aggressively and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it began to do so when Bernie Sanders was its mayor. Now a coalition is pushing Baltimore to make a major investment in this model.… Read More

Community Broadband Media Roundup – October 3, 2014

Date: 5 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“The Times, they are a-changin” quoted Chairman Wheeler this week in St. Paul. And with it, must come faster Internet speeds if the United States is going to keep up in the competitive economy. Multichannel’s John Eggerton reported on Wheeler’s … Read More

Chris Visits Burlington to Talk About Local Telecom Challenges

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

Burlington Telecom customers love their local muni. Throughout the community’s political, legal, and financial challenges, residents and businesses have rallied behind the ability to control their access locally. As part of their efforts to educate the community, Code for BTV … Read More

Chris Mitchell In Burlington, Vermont on September 19th

Date: 18 Aug 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Members of the Burlington community are hosting a luncheon on Friday, September 19th, to discuss ways to help keep BT local. Chris, as one of the leading experts on municipal broadband, will be leading the discussion. We have followed BurlingtonTelecom’s … Read More

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