Jim Baller Returns for Vol 3 of Muni Network History – Community Broadband Bits Episode #67

Date: 8 Oct 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are excited to continue our history series with Jim Baller of the Baller Herbst Law Firm. This is Jim’s third time on the program, having joined us for Episode 57 and Episode 63. We continue our discussion with a … Read More

Crap Cable Threatens Cloud Services

Date: 24 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For my money, the best headline of last week was “The U.S.’s crap infrastructure threatens the cloud.” The rant goes on to explain just how crummy our access to the Internet is. As a patriotic American, I find the current … Read More

Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network Saves Millions for Taxpayers

Date: 16 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Austin, Texas, with a little over 820,000 people, is home to several centers of higher ed, the Southwest Music Festival, and a next generation network known as the Greater Austin Area Telecommunications Network (GAATN). It was also the second metro … Read More

Prometheus Joins Us to Discuss Community Radio and Internet – Community Broadband Bits Episode 61

Date: 27 Aug 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Prometheus Radio Project is an impressive grassroots organization that has successfully opened the radio airwaves to communities after big corporations had effectively locked up unused radio channel for years. Prometheus Policy Director Sanjay Jolly joins us for Episode #61 … Read More

Jim Baller Discusses Municipal Broadband History – Community Broadband Bits Episode #57

Date: 30 Jul 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Jim Baller has been helping local governments to build community owned networks for as long as they have been building them. He is the President of and Senior Principal of the Baller Herbst Law Group in Washington, DC. Jim joins … Read More

Happy 39th Birthday, ILSR!

Date: 1 May 2013 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On the first of May 1974 Neil Seldman, Gil Friend and David Morris self-consciously incorporated the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.   We thought it made for a suitable birthing day. A little history might be in order. Traditionally May Day marked the … Read More

The Coming Solar Electricity Transformation

Date: 27 Mar 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Solar cells are unusual in that they were cost-competitive from the get-go. From the Apollo space program to highway signs to lighting for buoys, solar could replace highly expensive power from batteries or other sources and eliminate the need for … Read More

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