Remembering David Carr, and His Writing on Monopoly Power

Date: 4 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Stacy Mitchell, Co-Director of ILSR and Director of the Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, took a few moments to look back over the work of David Carr. Carr’s work included investigating monopolies in the telecommunications space. Stacy’s story, re-posted here, originally ran on … Read More

Supporters Rally Behind Wheeler, Chattanooga, and Wilson: “I Recommend Approval”

Date: 3 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a statement yesterday supporting the concept of local authority for community broadband infrastructure. Chattanooga and Wilson filed petitions to scale back state restrictions last summer. In his statement, Wheeler officially recommended the Commission approve the petitions. If … Read More

Another Colorado Community May Reclaim Local Telecommunications Authority

Date: 30 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Boulder’s City Council is considering November ballot question to restore local authority for municipal telecommunications services. The measure, if passed, will create an exemption to the 2005 Colorado law allowing Boulder to better use its existing fiber optic infrastructure. Apparently, … Read More

Webinar from the Blandin Foundation and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, June 12

Date: 4 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Blandin Foundation will be offering a webinar featuring Chris Mitchell from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance on Thursday, June 12 from 3 – 4 p.m. central time. The discussion, titled “Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access,” will … Read More

Chris Mitchell to Speak at American Independent Business Alliance Conference, May 8 – 11

Date: 1 May 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) brings the 2014 Go Local, Grow Local Conference to downtown Minneapolis May 8 – 11. Christopher Mitchell will speak at the conference on Friday, May 9, at 3:45 central. Chris will speak on creating … Read More