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Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 10, 2017

Connecting Rural America: Internet Access for All – Episode 26 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/connecting-rural-america-episode-26-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

This week, our Building Local Power podcast contains a conversation between guest host Nick Stumo-Langer and ILSR researchers Hannah Trostle and Christopher Mitchell to discuss the importance of connectivity in rural America and the barriers high quality local investment. The group discusses a number of topics, including how electric cooperatives are changing the dynamic on… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 27, 2017

Fishing for Local Power – Episode 25 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fishing-for-local-power-episode-25-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

This week’s episode of Building Local Power is a great conversation with a close ally and friend of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Niaz Dorry, coordinating director of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, sits down with hosts Christopher Mitchell and Stacy Mitchell to talk about the growing privatization of the fishing industry, how she organizes her fishing community, and the damage that large-scale fishing does to the environment and her local economy.  Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 26, 2017

A people-owned internet exists. Here is what it looks like

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/a-people-owned-internet-exists-here-is-what-it-looks-like/

The Guardian – July 26, 2017 Written by Nathan Schneider Like many Americans, I don’t have a choice about my internet service provider. I live in a subsidized housing development where there’s only one option, and it happens to be, by some accounts, the most hated company in the United States. Like its monstrous peers, my… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 25, 2017

Connecting to what matters

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/connecting-to-what-matters/

Wilkes Journal-Patriot – July 25, 2017 Written by Laura Mitchell Wilkes County is no stranger to being the focus of unflattering headlines and storylines among national media outlets. Coverage in The New York Times, U. S. News & World Report and Stateline — a nonprofit news agency that reports and analyzes trends in state policy— have depicted… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 24, 2017

Longmont’s success leads to dozens of followers: When is ‘crazy fast’ internet coming to your town?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/longmonts-success-leads-to-dozens-of-followers-when-is-crazy-fast-internet-coming-to-your-town/

WGBH Denver Channel 7 – July 24, 2017 Written by Jason Gruenauer LONGMONT — It’s 40 times faster than broadband. It’s cheaper than the cable company. And it could be coming to a city near you. “Crazy fast” and municipally-owned internet is already in Longmont. “PC Magazine, in their June edition, rated Longmont, Colorado as having the fastest… 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

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jul 19, 2017

Country Connection: Rural Residents Ask FCC To Improve Internet Access

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/country-connection-rural-residents-ask-fcc-to-improve-internet-access/

89.3 WFPL – July 19, 2017 Written by Benny Becker, Ohio Valley ReSource More than two million people across the Ohio Valley live in areas that lack any option for fast and reliable internet service. This week some of them had a chance to tell a member of the Federal Communications Commission what that means for their… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 19, 2017

Cable lobby tries to stop state investigations into slow broadband speeds

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/cable-lobby-tries-to-stop-state-investigations-into-slow-broadband-speeds/

ArsTechnica – June 19, 2017 Written by Jon Brodkin Broadband industry lobby groups want to stop individual states from investigating the speed claims made by Internet service providers, and they are citing the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules in their effort to hinder the state-level actions. The industry attempt to undercut state investigations comes a… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 19, 2017

How Fast Is Your Internet? Net Neutrality Rules Bar State Investigations, Cable Companies Say

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/how-fast-is-your-internet-net-neutrality-rules-bar-state-investigations-cable-companies-say/

International Business Times – June 19, 2017 Written by AJ Dellinger Lobbying groups representing the cable and broadband industry are pushing to prevent individual states from being able to investigate speed claims made by internet service providers by citing net neutrality rules. The request comes in the form of a petition from the Internet and… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 15, 2017

Why Local Self-Reliance? – Episode 22 of the Building Local Power Podcast

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/why-local-self-reliance-episode-22-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

In this week’s episode of Building Local Power, host Christopher Mitchell (of our Community Broadband Networks initiative) interviews ILSR co-founder David Morris about the history of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and why the message of local self-reliance is as relevant today as it was in the 1970s. This wide-ranging conversation takes in the role that… Continue reading