Maine Calling Details the State of Broadband Connectivity with ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell

Date: 31 May 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Broadband Internet connectivity is a critical issue in every community across America, the mystery in how communities get connected was the springboard for this show on Maine Public Broadcasting’s Maine Calling show. ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell answered questions and detailed innovative broadband models on the show, listen at the link below.… Read More

As ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell Heads to Boulder, He Joins KGNU to Discuss Community Broadband

Date: 18 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In mid-April, ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell, took a trip to Boulder, Colorado to speak at a conference hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as a community event called Boulder, Broadband, & Beers.

When he traveled there, Mitchell was also interviewed by KGNU on the benefits of community broadband. You can listen to the audio stream and read the article on the host page.… Read More

Rescuing Materials and Building Community in Berkeley Thanks to “Waste” (Episode 43)

Dan Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer sit down with long-time friend and ILSR co-founder Neil Seldman and Communications Manager Nick Stumo-Langer to discuss their successful reuse business and how they fit into the wider Berkeley community.… Read More

Brendan Greeley on Why We Need a Pro-Competition Political Party (Episode 40)

Date: 23 Feb 2018 | posted in: Building Local Power, MuniNetworks, Podcast, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Economics writer Brendan Greeley joins Stacy Mitchell and Christopher Mitchell to discuss what we all get wrong when we talk about economic indicators and how he’s working to change that.… Read More

Christopher On Marketplace: Munis And Network Neutrality

Date: 12 Dec 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

American Public Media’s Marketplace – December 12, 2017 As the FCC’s vote on whether or not to remove network neutrality draws near, an increasing number of people are beginning to wonder how Internet access will change for them. Journalists have reached … Read More

Media Outlets Cover ILSR Speaking Events on Amazon’s Impact on Vermont

Date: 30 Nov 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In November, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell and Olivia LaVecchia traveled to Vermont for two events looking at the threat that Amazon poses to Vermont’s local economies. Here’s a roundup of stories in which state and local outlets cited ILSR’s work and provided information about the events in Vermont.… Read More

WAMU’s 1A Show Covers Rural Connectivity With Christopher

Date: 13 Jul 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For an in-depth discussion about connectivity in rural America, Public Rado WAMU called our own Christopher Mitchell who joined host Joshua Johnson on the 1A show. The conversation covered a variety of topics from technical points to policy. If you missed it, you can listen now and get caught up.

Other guests included journalist Jennifer Levits, who often reports on tech matters, and Matt Larsen who is the founder and CEO of a fixed wireless ISP, Vistabeam. His company serves subscribers in rural areas.… Read More

Big Bad Behemoth? How Amazon Could Upend the U.S. Economy

Date: 22 Jun 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Amazon has come a long way from a small online bookseller. Now it sells, well, everything: It’s the largest internet-based retailer in the world, the fourth most valuable company in the world, and the eighth largest employer in the world. It even won an Oscar this past year.

But at what point is too big just too big? And has the company, with its latest acquisition of Whole Foods, opened itself up to an anti-trust suit?

Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and author of “Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip Is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities, discusses the company’s grip on the economy. Mitchell is joined by James Marcus, who worked at Amazon for five years, between 1996 and 2001. He’s editor at Harper’s Magazine, and author of “Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot-Com Juggernaut.”

Click on the ‘Listen’ button above to hear the full conversation with Mitchell and Marcus.… Read More

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