Pennsylvania Bill to Ease Municipal Broadband Restrictions; Experts Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Date: 13 Dec 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A bipartisan coalition of Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced legislation that attempts to reverse some of the state’s stringiest provisions hamstringing municipal broadband builds. But experts suggest that while the bill may be well intentioned, a …… Read More

Small Businesses Rise Up

Date: 1 Dec 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of Building Local Power, three members of ILSR’s Independent Business team, Lauren Gellatly, Katy Milani, and Kennedy Smith, answer: What challenges are small, independent businesses facing? And what legislative solutions are on the way? … Read More

Wave of Wireless Connectivity Crests in Enfield, North Carolina

Date: 22 Nov 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Historically, Enfield was known for its tobacco and peanuts. Today, there’s a new wave cresting in this small rural community in eastern North Carolina. Thanks to a recent $350,000 investment from Connect Humanity, a start-up Internet service provider …… Read More

Following Through on Transparency: A Broadband Nutrition Label Status Report

Date: 8 Nov 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The FCC is under deadline to release an order to “promulgate regulations to require the display of” the broadband nutrition label by November 15 of this year. We’ve taken a moment here to re-access the issue, offer a few updates, and… Read More

WATCH: Midwest Forum on Fair Markets

Date: 22 Sep 2022 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Midwest Forum on Fair Markets explored new federal and state action to reinvigorate our antitrust policies and support small businesses, family farms, working people, and communities. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and FTC Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya made keynote addresses at the forum, which also featured panel discussions by people on the frontlines fighting for antimonopoly reform in Minnesota and nationally.… Read More

Coalition of Congregations and Community-Based Organizations in Louisiana Delta Push for Better Internet

Date: 2 Sep 2022 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced earlier this week that Louisiana will be the first state in the nation to receive federal grant planning funds to help states prepare for the deployment of high-speed Inter…… Read More

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