Fishing for Local Power (Episode 25)

Date: 27 Jul 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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. … Read More

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

Date: 24 Jul 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this story for WGBH Denver Channel, the reporter details our data that keeps track of the communities in Colorado that have voted to opt out of SB 152 in order to investigate their own possibilities for Internet infrastructure investments.… Read More

Watch Video From Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit

Date: 20 Jul 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More

Cable lobby tries to stop state investigations into slow broadband speeds

Date: 19 Jun 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The largest players in the broadband industry have a vested interest in ensuring that they are not subject to regulations that ensure good Internet service for customers across the United States. In this piece for ArsTechnica Jon Brodkin details this trend and interviews our filings with the FCC.… Read More

Why Local Self-Reliance? (Episode 22)

David Morris talks with Christopher Mitchell, Director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative about why the message of local self-reliance is as relevant today as it was when ILSR opened its doors in 1974. This wide-ranging conversation examines the rising concentration of economic power and cities’ responses. … Read More

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