Fact Sheet on Minnesota’s Rural Digital Divide

Date: 5 Dec 2016 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The fact sheet highlights the great work that Minnesota cooperatives and municipalities have done to bring fast, affordable, reliable Internet service to rural areas throughout the state. They’ve built many Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, but there is still much work to … Read More

Local Internet Authority “A-Number One” Priority For Congress, Says Wheeler

Date: 21 Sep 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“A-number one importance.” On September 15th, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee gathered to discuss FCC oversight and telecommunications issues. Among those issues, the Committee discussed municipal networks. Senator Cory Booker (D – NJ) asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler … Read More

Major Media Outlets Cover 6th Circuit Decision Limiting Local Authority

Date: 15 Aug 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A circuit court decision this week means the digital divide in Tennessee and North Carolina will be allowed to continue. This week, the 6th Circuit Court of appeals decided to dismiss the FCC’s decision to encourage Internet investment by restricting local authority to build competitive Internet networks.

In February, ILSR and Next Century Cities filed an Amicus Brief in support of the FCC’s position. Here is a selection of media stories which cite ILSR.… Read More

Mancos Voters The Latest To Decide Local Authority In Colorado

Date: 25 Mar 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

 Mancos, a rural community of about 1,300 in rural southwest Colorado, hopes to join over 50 other communities across the state that have reclaimed local telecommunications authority. On April 5th, the town will decide whether to exempt itself from SB … Read More

Campaign Finance Questions Arise Over Controversial Internet Bill

Date: 26 Feb 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2016 CONTACT: Rebecca Toews, rebecca@ILSR.org, (612)808-0689  Campaign Finance Questions Arise Over Controversial Internet Bill After cutting a sizable donation to the Missouri Republican Party, AT&T’s bill to limit broadband competition from community networks is moving through the house. Just … Read More

Fast, Affordable, Modern Broadband for North Carolina Fact Sheet

Date: 16 Feb 2016 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In North Carolina, state law effectively prohibits local communities from collaborating with neighbors or partnering to offer gigabit connectivity to residents, businesses, or anchor institutions. As a result, rural communities are unable to keep pace with the 21st century. The … Read More

Op-ed: Next-Generation Networks Needed

Date: 12 Jan 2016 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Knoxville News Sentinel published this op-ed about Tennessee’s restrictive broadband law on January 9, 2016. Christopher Mitchell: Next-Generation Networks Needed Four words in Tennessee law are denying an important element of Tennessee’s proud heritage and restricting choices for Internet … Read More

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