Longmont Friends of Fiber Rallies Supporters, Preps for Referendum Fight

Date: 22 Aug 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Longmont’s City Council and municipal power and communications utility are getting serious about bringing fiber to the people. We reported earlier this month about the decision to allow voters to decide how fast they want that next generation network. Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) already plan to expand the existing network to households and businesses but … Read More

Whatcha Workin’ On, Christopher Mitchell? Podcast Episode 5

Date: 16 Jun 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

It is the fifth episode of the Whatcha Workin’ On? podcast. Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons initiative speaks to Lisa Gonzalez. Chris describes the roots of the initiative, the many projects we are working on now, and his ideas for what we will pursue moving forward. For more specific info on the initiative … Read More

Kentucky Preserves Basic Telephone Protections Despite AT&T Predation

Date: 30 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Earlier this year we reported on SB 88 in the Kentucky legislature. The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Paul Hornback and authored by AT&T, would have eliminated the “carrier of last resort” requirement and reduced consumer protections. A similar bill in 2011 was also defeated by a coalition of public interest groups. This is one of … Read More

Whatcha Workin’ On, Nicola Chin? Podcast Episode 4

Date: 23 Apr 2013 | posted in: Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Whatcha Workin’ On? podcast. Lisa Gonzalez interviews our newest staff member, Nicola Chin, Director of Strategy and Development. Nicola shares her history of grassroots and nonprofit work and explains what she hopes to see in her days to come at ILSR. Welcome, Nicola! Whatcha Workin’ On? Episode 4 Click … Read More

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