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Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 24, 2018

Montana Wants Network Neutrality, Executive Order Makes It So

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/montana-wants-network-neutrality-executive-order-makes-it-so/

In response to the repeal of net neutrality protections by the Federal Communications Commission, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) signed an executive order establishing that any Internet Service Provider signing a contract with the state must abide by the principle of net neutrality. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 23, 2018

Montana Governor’s Net Neutrality Guarantee Covered by Associated Press, Quotes ILSR

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/montana-governors-net-neutrality-guarantee-covered-by-associated-press-quotes-ilsr/

In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 22nd, 2018 Media Outlet: Associated Press Cities and states across the country are angry at the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality protections guaranteeing Americans access to an Internet unthrottled by giant Internet companies. So, when Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock (D) delivered an order “to bar telecommunications companies from receiving… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2018

Alternet Details the Rise in Municipal Broadband Networks, Interviews ILSR Expert

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/alternet-details-the-rise-in-municipal-broadband-networks-interviews-ilsr-expert/

In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 15th, 2018 Media Outlet: Alternet Cities and states across the country are angry at the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality protections guaranteeing Americans access to an Internet unthrottled by giant Internet companies. This decision comes on the heels of a massively important vote held by Fort Collins to change their… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband, Energy, Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 28, 2017

The Rising Anti-Monopoly Movement (Episode 36)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/anti-monopoly-blp-episode-36/

“These monopoly utilities have grown too powerful for the utility regulators to rein them in,” says John Farrell of the power of monopoly electric utilities in our economy in an illustration of just one of the many industries where monopoly power reigns. Monopoly power is an ineffable part of our society, but a new movement… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 28, 2017

North Carolina Local Media Focuses On Frontier Failures

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/north-carolina-local-media-focuses-on-frontier-failures/

WLOS News 13 – December 21st, 2017 Local investigative news shows often earn a reputation for digging into scams and rip-offs that pick consumers’ pockets. In a recent WLOS News 13 Investigates segment, Western North Carolina’s ABC affiliate started asking some tough questions about Frontier’s Internet access service in rural parts of the state. A Comedy… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 12, 2017

Christopher On Marketplace: Munis And Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-marketplace-munis-and-network-neutrality/

American Public Media’s Marketplace – December 12, 2017 As the FCC’s vote on whether or not to remove network neutrality draws near, an increasing number of people are beginning to wonder how Internet access will change for them. Journalists have reached out to us to ask about the role of publicly owned Internet networks and the… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 30, 2017

Internet Connectivity in Indigenous Communities (Episode 34)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/indigenous-internet-blp-episode-34/

Building Local Power podcast host Christopher Mitchell asks Matthew Rantanen, the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association‘s Director of Technology and director of the Tribal Digital Village: “What difference does adequate Internet access make in people’s lives?” Rantanen, after taking a moment to answer, responds: “Well, the difference it makes in people’s lives is clearly access… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Nov 22, 2017

An Open Letter to Burlington on Local Ownership & Burlington Telecom

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/an-open-letter-to-burlington-on-local-ownership-burlington-telecom/

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 the challenges from BT’s prior mismanagement and court settlement, Burlington’s options are limited. The benefits… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Nov 21, 2017

Fast Company Covers the FCC’s Disappointing Net Neutrality Decisions, Interviews Chris Mitchell

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fast-company-covers-the-fccs-disappointing-net-neutrality-decisions-interviews-chris-mitchell/

In the News: Christopher Mitchell November 22, 2017 Media Outlet: Fast Company Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle net neutrality, the set of protections that keeps content flowing freely on the Internet regardless of who your service provider is, is now official. In this disappointing moment of corporations flexing their supreme muscle… Continue reading

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