Fact Sheet: Tennessee Municipal Broadband Rates

Date: 6 Jun 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In addition to studying how and where local communities examine the potential for publicly owned Internet networks, we’ve looked at rates over time in select areas of the country. We recently put together a comparison of historical rates for municipal networks in Tennessee. Our findings are consistent with what we’ve seen all over the country – … Read More

Press Release: Questions Grow About Amazon’s Impact on U.S. Economy

Date: 2 Feb 2017 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon’s earnings on Thursday are expected to show that the corporation continues to expand its revenue and market share. But new analysis suggests that Amazon’s expansion comes at a high cost to working people.

In a fact sheet released today, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and Jobs With Justice find that Amazon is driving many of the most alarming trends affecting workers, including fewer reliable jobs, more temporary work, declining wages, and high-stress conditions.… Read More

“Why Local Solutions?” Internet Access Fact Sheet

Date: 1 Feb 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The next time you’re attending a city council meeting, attending a local broadband initiative, or just chatting with neighbors about better local connectivity, take a few copies of our Why Local Solutions? fact sheet. Our new one-pager addresses three main reasons why local telecommunications authority is so important: State and federal government won’t solve the problem … Read More

“More Than Just Facebook” Internet Connectivity Fact Sheet

Date: 26 Jan 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Our newest fact sheet, More than just Facebook, provides an overview on how Internet access and fast, affordable, reliable connectivity reaches most aspects of our lives. We provide statistics on economic development, education, and methods of delivering Internet access. This fact sheet is a good introductory tool that points out how we’ve Internet access is much … Read More

Fact Sheet On Municipal Networks In Virginia

Date: 16 Jan 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The latest addition to our list of fact sheets focuses on Virginia: Municipal Networks Deliver Local Benefits. We noticed that municipal networks in the “Mother of States” have spurred economic development, saved taxpayer dollars, and improved local connectivity. A number of local governments in Virginia that have invested in Internet network infrastructure have attracted Internet Service … Read More

Fact Sheet on Minnesota’s Rural Digital Divide

Date: 5 Dec 2016 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The fact sheet highlights the great work that Minnesota cooperatives and municipalities have done to bring fast, affordable, reliable Internet service to rural areas throughout the state. They’ve built many Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, but there is still much work to do. One in 4 Minnesotans lives in a rural area, and of those rural households, 43 … Read More

Fast, Affordable, Modern Broadband for North Carolina Fact Sheet

Date: 16 Feb 2016 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In North Carolina, state law effectively prohibits local communities from collaborating with neighbors or partnering to offer gigabit connectivity to residents, businesses, or anchor institutions. As a result, rural communities are unable to keep pace with the 21st century. The Coalition for Local Internet Choice North Carolina chapter (CLIC-NC) and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) … Read More

Community Broadband Networks Map Fact Sheet 2015

Date: 9 Feb 2015 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As of January 2015, more communities than ever before have realized the value of publicly owned broadband infrastructure. Many communities that choose to invest in publicly owned infrastructure do so because their needs are not met by large corporate providers. While some invest to bring reliable connectivity to local residents, others have no choice; businesses increasingly need high-speed … Read More

Verizon CEO: LTE Cannot Replace Fiber

Date: 8 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead is not doing any favors for Comcast as it pursues approval to acquire Time Warner Cable. In August, he came out and publicly stated that no, LTE is not equal to fiber. The Verge quoted Mead, who was refreshingly honest about technical limitations and Comcast’s motivations for making such outrageous claims: … Read More

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