Beating the Monopolies: Barry Lynn Explains How We Will Win (Episode 30)

Date: 5 Oct 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Building Local Power podcast, ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell sits down with Barry Lynn, head of the Open Markets Institute, to talk about how we fight concentrated corporate power and its impact on our liberty and democracy.… 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

Quick Reflections on Google Fiber

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

I have been a Google Fiber supporter, believing that Google’s investments and policy goals would move the United States forward, away from the monopolies of entrenched incumbents. When others claimed that Google was abandoning fiber, I argued that Google had not yet decided… it was arguing internally about the right path.

But now I think it is pretty clear that Google is done with significant fiber investment, particularly for single family residential homes. I have strong doubts that Google will continue with the Huntsville-type approaches of leasing dark fiber, but I hope that will continue.… Read More

Companies, Associations Call On Missouri Committee To Kill Anti-Municipal Broadband SB 186

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

As SB 186 sits patiently in committee, advocates of better broadband from the private and public sectors are banding together to share their thoughts on the bill. They believe that the bill will stifle attempts to improve connectivity throughout the state. In a recent letter to the Chair and members of the the Missouri Senate Local Government and Elections Committee, they laid out the other reasons why SB 186 should not advance.… Read More