Motherboard Covers ILSR’s Broadband Monopolies Report

Date: 7 Aug 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Motherboard Vice covers our latest report on Internet access. The report details why millions of Americans have no good option for high-quality Internet access, despite government subsidies. Karl Bode, spoke with Christopher Mitchell, the director for the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, for his perspective on what communities can do.… Read More

The Digital Divide Exists, It’s Devastating. Motherboard Dives into Why It Isn’t Driving Elections

Date: 2 Jun 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Motherboard Vice is a great publication that details the way that Internet access and these technologies impact people’s lives. Kaleigh Rogers asks the interesting question as to why the digital divide, the lack of Internet access in many parts of rural America, isn’t a larger issue in the 2018 election cycle. For her story, Rogers interviewed Christopher Mitchell, the director of the Community Broadband Networks initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance for his perspective as to why.… Read More

Tennessee Could Give Taxpayers America’s Fastest Internet For Free, But It Will Give Comcast and AT&T $45 Million Instead

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

Tennessee has long been a thorn in the side of our broadband policy research team, thanks in large part to a pair of realities. 1) Chattanooga, Tenn. has some of the best connectivity in the world thanks to its municipal broadband network and 2) there’s a restrictive state law that disables municipalities from investing in their connectivity. Motherboard Vice‘s Jason Koebler discussed this trend and recent legislative action with Christopher Mitchell.… Read More

Local Activism Is the Best Way to Preserve Net Neutrality

Date: 17 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Trump’s FCC has vowed to dismantle the open internet. Here’s what normal people can do to save net neutrality and destroy big telecom’s stranglehold on the industry. But first, they’ll need to get past the industry’s chosen Congressperson, Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Motherboard Vice‘s Jason Koebler interviewed our own Christopher Mitchell for his story.… Read More

Why Marsha Blackburn’s Rise Is Bad News for Net Neutrality and Science

Date: 10 Jan 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The telecom industry’s favorite Congressperson, Marsha Blackburn, has recently been elevated in Trump’s Washington. For their analysis on what that could mean for municipal broadband and Internet access competition, generally, Motherboard Vice‘s Jason Koebler and Sam Gustin reached out to broadband expert Christoper Mitchell for his thoughts.… Read More