Broadband 101 Fact Sheet

Date: 3 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

ILSR’s fact sheet is a reliable quick reference guide for policymakers and citizens. As discussion about the telecommunications landscape expands, language about broadband abounds. In order to make informed decisions without stumbling over terminology, ILSR has assembled some basic facts … Read More

Christopher Mitchell Speaks at FCC Gigabit Cities Workshop

Date: 2 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

As part of the FCC’s Gigabit Cities Challenge, the agency plans to host a series of workshops over the next several months. The workshops will focus on tools communities can use to expand connectivity, changing telecommunications policy, and will present … Read More

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

Date: 29 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they … Read More

Libraries, Liberty and the Pursuit of Public Information

Date: 6 Jan 2001 | posted in: information, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Far from becoming obsolete, public libraries still operate at the heart of their communities. In addition, they’ve taken on new roles such as"Guide to the Internet," and "Champion of Equal Access." Now they’re struggling, on behalf of their patrons, to prevent private companies from passing legislation that restricts the right to read free of charge. By Harriet Barlow, Karen Hering and Stacy Mitchell… Read More