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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

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Hannah Trostle | No Comments | Updated on Jun 9, 2017

The Power of Electric Cooperatives: Recommended Article

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-power-of-electric-cooperatives-recommended-article/

Thomasville Times-Enterprise – June 8, 2017 Journalist Jill Nolin recently dove into the details of electric cooperatives and Internet service in an article for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise in Georgia. Rural electric co-ops offer an avenue for robust rural connectivity that is in keeping with the long-standing rural tradition of self-reliance. Talking With The Cooperatives The… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 7, 2017

Internet for all San Franciscans? Here’s how it could happen

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/internet-for-all-san-franciscans-heres-how-it-could-happen/

San Francisco Chronicle – June 7, 2017 Written by Rachel Swan In a city where so much information is tweeted, emailed, Skyped or texted, thousands of people are getting left behind. There are kids who trudge to the library to find an Internet connection so they can do their homework. Mothers who have to choose… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2017

Local Advocates Push Back on Municipal Broadband Funding Study

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/local-advocates-push-back-on-municipal-broadband-funding-study/

Morning Consult – June 1, 2017 Written by Mariam Baksh A University of Pennsylvania study questioning the financial viability of municipal-owned networks for high-speed internet access is drawing criticism from local activists. The dispute over how best to fund broadband networks in cities has proved a vexing problem for federal decision-makers. And the Penn study casts doubt on… Continue reading

Article, Resource filed under Broadband, Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States, Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2017

The Monopolist’s Playbook: Strategies To Retain Overwhelming Economic Power – Episode 21 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/monopolists-playbook-episode-21-of-the-building-local-power-podcast/

This week in Building Local Power, we’re discussing how concentrated economic power responds to communities that are supporting their own local economies. Guest host Nick Stumo-Langer discusses how these corporations fight against local communities with a number of ILSR’s experts. He speaks with Stacy Mitchell, John Farrell, Christopher Mitchell, and Lisa Gonzalez in order to get… Continue reading

Featured Article, Report, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2017

Addressing UPenn Report on Municipal Broadband: Dud Data, Unsuitable Approach

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/addressing-upenn-report-on-municipal-broadband-dud-data-unsuitable-approach/

For the second week in row, our staff has felt compelled to address a misleading report about municipal networks. In order to correct the errors and incorrect assumptions in yet another anti-muni publication, we’ve worked with Next Century Cities to publish Correcting Community Fiber Fallacies: Yoo Discredits U Penn, Not Municipal Networks. Skewed Data =… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on May 30, 2017

Report discredits municipal fiber financials — but experts balk

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/report-discredits-municipal-fiber-financials-but-experts-balk/

StateScoop – May 30, 2017 Written by Colin Wood Research published last week by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School casts major doubt on the economic viability of municipally-run fiber networks. Several industry experts, however, say the methodology used in the research generated misleading results. Written by professor Christopher Yoo and co-author… Continue reading