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ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2017

Are City-Owned Municipal Broadband Networks Better?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/are-city-owned-municipal-broadband-networks-better/

Consumer Reports – June 20, 2017 Written by James K. Wilcox Cable providers are among the least-loved companies in Consumer Reports surveys. Some of the biggest—such as Comcast and Spectrum—earn low scores in multiple categories, including value and customer service. Unfortunately, consumers have few options. A 2015 White House study found that three out of… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jun 19, 2017

How Fast Is Your Internet? Net Neutrality Rules Bar State Investigations, Cable Companies Say

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/how-fast-is-your-internet-net-neutrality-rules-bar-state-investigations-cable-companies-say/

International Business Times – June 19, 2017 Written by AJ Dellinger Lobbying groups representing the cable and broadband industry are pushing to prevent individual states from being able to investigate speed claims made by internet service providers by citing net neutrality rules. The request comes in the form of a petition from the Internet and… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on May 8, 2017

Data Collection: New Local Rule Helps Protect Seattle Citizens

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/data-collection-new-local-rule-helps-protect-seattle-citizens/

Seattle is the latest local government taking steps to protect citizens’ data. As of May 24th, companies with franchise agreements allowing them to operate in the city must obtain customer permission to sell personal data or browsing histories. The three companies operating in Seattle are Comcast, CenturyLink and Wave Broadband. Opting In vs. Opting Out… Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Apr 5, 2017

Infographic: The Market for Internet Access Is Broken

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/infographic-the-market-for-internet-access-is-broken/

“Monopoly” may be a fun family night activity, but if you live in a place where you have little or no choice for Internet access, it’s not fun and it’s not a game. According to FCC data, most families don’t have a choice in Internet access providers, especially providers they like. Nevertheless, the biggest companies… Continue reading