Christopher Mitchell Interviewed on Daily Tech News Show on 2016 Colorado Broadband Ballot Initiatives

Date: 11 Nov 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the wake of the Tuesday election, 26 separate Colorado communities voted to reclaim their local authority over broadband networks bringing the grand total of communities that have opted out of the restrictive 2005 law, SB152, to 95. Below you can watch the segment of the show regarding this vote, however, the entire show is available at the YouTube link below.… Read More

The Secrets Behind Partnerships to Improve Internet Access

Date: 14 Jul 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A growing number of US cities have broken up monopoly control of the Internet marketplace locally. They’re promoting entrepreneurship, and giving residents and businesses real choice in how they connect and reach new audiences. They’ve brought a new wrinkle to an … Read More

Blue Ribbon Panel: The Public and Private Sectors Working Together

Date: 8 Jun 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Like electricity in the last century, advanced communications services and capabilities can become the drivers and enablers of simultaneous progress in economic development, education, government services, digital equity, and just about everything else that matters most to our communities. This … Read More

Chattanooga Was a Typical Post-Industrial City. Then It Began Offering Municipal Broadband.

Date: 3 Jun 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In June of 2016, The Nation noticed just how well Chattanooga’s municipal network was doing in the realms of cost, reliability, and accessibility for all of its citizens. In this research, The Nation’s reporters reached out to ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell to get perspective on municipal networks, generally.… Read More

Local Media Covers the Minnesota “Donut Hole” Phenomenon: Video, Editorial

Date: 8 Apr 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As Minnesota’s Legislature decides on funding for the state’s Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program, local media is calling on state leaders to prioritize local connectivity in the Capitol Chambers. This year, Governor Dayton’s office is recommending allocating $100 million to the program.… Read More

Campaign Finance Questions Arise Over Controversial Internet Bill

Date: 26 Feb 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2016 CONTACT: Rebecca Toews, rebecca@ILSR.org, (612)808-0689  Campaign Finance Questions Arise Over Controversial Internet Bill After cutting a sizable donation to the Missouri Republican Party, AT&T’s bill to limit broadband competition from community networks is moving through the house. Just … Read More

Google Fiber’s Dark Fiber Announcement Will Change How Cities Build Networks

Date: 22 Feb 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2016 CONTACT: Rebecca Toews, rebecca@ILSR.org, (612)808-0689  Google Fiber’s Dark Fiber Announcement Will Change How Cities Build Networks This morning, Huntsville, Alabama put a nail in the coffin of telephone and cable monopolies. The city is building … Read More

Op-Ed: Community Broadband Networks Drive NC Economy

Date: 1 Oct 2015 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Roanoke Daily Herald published this op-ed about local government action for broadband networks on September 25, 2015. We were responding to an earlier Op-Ed, available here. Christopher Mitchell wrote the following op-ed. It is stunning any legislator can look … Read More

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