Community Of Coulee Dam Acquires Local Fiber For Future

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

The central Washington community of Coulee Dam took a significant step this month to establishing its own fiber optic network. At a December 27th special city council meeting, they announced that they had purchased one mile of fiber optic cable and equipment from Basin Broadband, LLC, for $34,995. According to The Star, the former owners had … Read More

2017 in Review and a Preview of 2018 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 286

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

This is episode 286 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.… Read More

Video: What Is Community Composting? Featuring Composters From Around the U.S.

Date: 23 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Past attendees of the National Cultivating Community Composting Forum & Workshop share their answers to the question, “What is Community Composting?” Community composters serve an integral and unique role in both the broader composting industry and the sustainable food movement. They are the social innovators and entrepreneurs that are collecting food waste by burning calories instead … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for Utility Regulators

Date: 22 Dec 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Shocking investigative reports published late in 2017 highlight our longstanding concerns about deficient oversight of growing utility monopolies. This set of New Year’s resolutions we drafted would help utility regulatory commissioners keep their charges in check.… Read More

Creating Community Wealth Through Compost (feat. Sophia Hosain & Guy Schaffer) – Episode #4

Date: 22 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s BLP podcast host, Christopher Mitchell, and Composting for Community initiative Project Manager, Linda Bilsens, sit down with Sophia Hosain and Guy Schaffer to discuss how their composting projects are both engaging and serving their communities. … Read More

The Grinch Who Stole Network Neutrality

Date: 21 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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, they … Read More

Net Neutrality Repeal Threatens Some States More Than Others

Date: 20 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 we’ve … Read More

Zero Waste Holiday Gift Tutorial: DIY Reusable Food Wrap

Date: 19 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This holiday season, give your loved ones a homemade gift that’s both practical and puts the mantra of reduce, reuse, and recycle into action! You don’t have to move to the wilderness and forage for bugs to reduce your personal ecological footprint. Using beeswax food wrap instead of the plastic version is an easy way to … Read More

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