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Article filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 14, 2014

UTOPIA at a Crossroads: Part 1

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/utopia-at-a-crossroads-part-1/

This is the first of a three part series, in which we examine the current state of the UTOPIA network, how it got there, and the choices it faces going forward. At the end of a month of public meetings, hearings, and city council votes, just over half of the cities that make up UTOPIA… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2013

LightTUBe Financially Secure in Tennessee

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/lightube-financially-secure-in-tennessee/

Tullahoma Utilities Board’s triple-play FTTH LightTUBe, began serving Tullahoma in 2009. The fiber network utility is paying off its city bond debt on schedule reports the Tullahoma News. The network’s income during the first four months of fiscal year 2014 is a positive $58,939. General Manager Brian Skelton spoke with Chris Mitchell in July 2013 and expressed… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | 1 Comment | Updated on Aug 12, 2011

S&P Says Microsoft More Creditworthy than US Government

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Two days after Standard and Poor’s downgraded US government bonds, David Llewellyn-Smith, writing in The Sydney Morning Herald noted, “We now face the ludicrous circumstance in which the United States government holds … a lower (credit) rating than Microsoft, despite issuing its own currency (the world’s reserve), being able to raise taxes when it chooses,… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Apr 24, 1998

Don’t Let the IMF Reload

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/dont-let-the-imf-reload/

Don’t Let the IMF Reload by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance February 24, 1998 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Fifty years ago the International Monetary Fund(IMF) was created to help countries overcome short term liquidity crises. Today it is literally dictating the economic and political future of almost a billion people on… Continue reading