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Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 10, 2018

Pricing Report From Berkman Klein Center: Municipal Broadband Subscribers Get Better Rates

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/pricing-report-from-berkman-klein-center-municipal-broadband-subscribers-get-better-rates/

New research from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard finds that “publicly owned networks offer the best all around value for the communities that make the investment.” This landmark report dismantles an argument foes of municipal broadband often make — and turns the tables on incumbent monopolies in Internet service. Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 21, 2017

Net Neutrality Repeal Fact Sheets: By The Numbers Maps And Data

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/net-neutrality-repeal-fact-sheets-by-the-numbers-maps-and-data/

This post was originally published on December 13th, 2017 at MuniNetworks.org. Update 12/22/2017: Original maps generated on December 11th and used for these fact sheets understated the population of Americans forced to obtain services from known network neutrality violators. The problem is even greater than we originally calculated. We’ve update our maps and our fact… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 21, 2017

The Grinch Who Stole Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-grinch-who-stole-network-neutrality/

A holiday poem in the style of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss.   Every American on the Internet liked network neutrality a lot But the FCC’s Grinchy Pai, former lawyer for Verizon, did not!   Pai hated net neutrality! He despised it, he dreaded it! And on December 14th, he and his cronies,… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2017

Net Neutrality Repeal Threatens Some States More Than Others

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/net-neutrality-repeal-threatens-some-states-more-than-others/

On December 14th, FCC Chair Ajit Pai and the Republican Commissioners voted to present a huge holiday gift to big ISPs by dismantling network neutrality, despite outcries from the American people. When we examined FCC data to determine how many Americans would be left without market protections from known network neutrality violators, the numbers were discouraging. Now… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2017

Christopher on TWiET: Net Neutrality, Munis, And Local Movements

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-twiet-net-neutrality-munis-and-local-movements/

This Week in Enterprise Tech (TWiET) – December 15th, 2017 It wasn’t long after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the other Republicans on the Commission rescinded network neutrality protections that murmurs began to rise about the future role of municipal networks. Soon, journalists reporting on tech issues began contacting us for comment about the intersection between network neutrality… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 12, 2017

Christopher On Marketplace: Munis And Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-marketplace-munis-and-network-neutrality/

American Public Media’s Marketplace – December 12, 2017 As the FCC’s vote on whether or not to remove network neutrality draws near, an increasing number of people are beginning to wonder how Internet access will change for them. Journalists have reached out to us to ask about the role of publicly owned Internet networks and the… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 11, 2017

Repealing Net Neutrality Puts 177 Million Americans at Risk

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/repealing-net-neutrality-puts-177-million-americans-at-risk/

This Thursday, December 14th, the FCC plans to remove network neutrality protections. Republican Commissioners and Chairman Ajit Pai justify the decision by claiming that the market will naturally protect subscribers from predatory big ISP behavior. Unfortunately, the FCC’s own numbers disprove their theory. We dug into the data that reveals how 177 million Americans will be left without any market protection following net neutrality repeal. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 7, 2017

Monopoly Power and Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/monopoly-power-and-network-neutrality/

The FCC is scheduled to decide the fate of Internet access on Thursday, Dec 14. Will anyone anywhere in the U.S. be able to pay one basic fee to access information on the Internet from the most popular to the most arcane content providers? If all indications are correct, probably not. ISPs will increasingly decide on… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Nov 28, 2017

Resources to Combat Network Neutrality Repeal from ILSR

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/resources-to-combat-network-neutrality-repeal-from-ilsr/

The FCC is set to vote on whether or not to repeal network Neutrality under the deceptive guise of “Restoring Internet Freedom” on December 14th. Like others who study broadband and telecommunications policy, we’re distressed by the possibilities for the Internet and its users, should the Commission decide to repeal these protections. Because we use the Internet for so much in our daily lives, reversing network neutrality will give big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon undue power over what information we receive, our online business, and the result may negatively impact innovation. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2017

ILSR Submits Multiple Federal Communications Commission Comments Supporting Local Internet Choice

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-submits-multiple-federal-communications-commission-comments-supporting-local-internet-choice/

This fall, we’ve submitted multiple comments to the Federal Communications Commission supporting local Internet choice and remaining critical of concentrated power in the hands of large telecom companies. Continue reading