Resources to Combat Network Neutrality Repeal from ILSR

Date: 28 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.… Read More

ILSR Submits Multiple Federal Communications Commission Comments Supporting Local Internet Choice

Date: 30 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.… Read More

Federal Communications Commission Complaint Reveals AT&T is Accused of Digital Redlining in Detroit

Date: 18 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Detroit, AT&T is facing a formal FCC complaint accusing the telecom giant of deploying discriminatory “digital redlining” tactics. This is the second such complaint filed against the telecommunications giant since the first of the year. NDIA’s report does not specifically invoke race or ethnicity— opting for the phrasing ‘lower-income neighborhoods’. The socio-economic realities of these communities, a result of the banking industries mid-century redlining tactics, has become the impetus for new types of discriminatory investment in these same areas.… Read More

Verizon Will Cut Off Rural Subscribers In Thirteen States, You Listening FCC?

Date: 27 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A recent proposal being considered by the FCC that has raised the loudest outcry has been the status of mobile broadband in rural areas. Now that Verizon is discontinuing rural subscriber accounts, the FCC will be able to see those concerns come … Read More

Shape the Rules for Rural Broadband Subsidies Fact Sheet – Reply Comments Due: October 18th, 2017

Date: 25 Sep 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Another addition to our Community Networks Initiative resources! This fact sheet details the most important aspects of the Connect America Fund (CAF) Auction. What is it? What should it do? Who does it affect? And how can you make a difference? … Read More

Cleveland Residents File Discrimination Complaint Against AT&T

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

Large, corporate providers like AT&T have to make shareholders happy, which is why they shy way from investing in regions where they don’t expect much profit. Routinely, those areas include sparsely populated rural communities and urban neighborhoods traditionally considered low-income. … Read More

Jon Chambers: Rethinking The Rules on The Connect America Fund – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 268

Date: 29 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This is episode 268 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly podcast featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. Jon Chambers, a partner at Conexon, returns to visit us this week to … Read More

Court Sides With Louisville: One Touch Make Ready Is A-Ok

Date: 28 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Louisville has overcome a tall hurdle in its efforts to bring better connectivity and more competition to the community through local control. On August 16th the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky supported the city’s one touch … Read More

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