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Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 26, 2017

2017 in Review and a Preview of 2018 – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 286

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/2017-in-review-and-a-preview-of-2018-community-broadband-bits-podcast-286/

This is episode 286 of our Community Broadband Bits podcast! Community Broadband Bits is a short weekly podcast featuring interviews with people building community networks or otherwise involved with Internet policy. Continue reading

Featured Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 21, 2017

Net Neutrality Repeal Fact Sheets: By The Numbers Maps And Data

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/net-neutrality-repeal-fact-sheets-by-the-numbers-maps-and-data/

This post was originally published on December 13th, 2017 at MuniNetworks.org. Update 12/22/2017: Original maps generated on December 11th and used for these fact sheets understated the population of Americans forced to obtain services from known network neutrality violators. The problem is even greater than we originally calculated. We’ve update our maps and our fact… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 21, 2017

The Grinch Who Stole Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-grinch-who-stole-network-neutrality/

A holiday poem in the style of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss.   Every American on the Internet liked network neutrality a lot But the FCC’s Grinchy Pai, former lawyer for Verizon, did not!   Pai hated net neutrality! He despised it, he dreaded it! And on December 14th, he and his cronies,… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2017

Net Neutrality Repeal Threatens Some States More Than Others

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/net-neutrality-repeal-threatens-some-states-more-than-others/

On December 14th, FCC Chair Ajit Pai and the Republican Commissioners voted to present a huge holiday gift to big ISPs by dismantling network neutrality, despite outcries from the American people. When we examined FCC data to determine how many Americans would be left without market protections from known network neutrality violators, the numbers were discouraging. Now… Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2017

Christopher on TWiET: Net Neutrality, Munis, And Local Movements

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-twiet-net-neutrality-munis-and-local-movements/

This Week in Enterprise Tech (TWiET) – December 15th, 2017 It wasn’t long after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the other Republicans on the Commission rescinded network neutrality protections that murmurs began to rise about the future role of municipal networks. Soon, journalists reporting on tech issues began contacting us for comment about the intersection between network neutrality… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2017

EPB Fiber Optics Reaffirms Network Neutrality Commitment In Chattanooga

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/epb-fiber-optics-reaffirms-network-neutrality-commitment-in-chattanooga/

FCC Chairman Alit Pai and Republican Commissioners earned big lumps of coal for holiday gifts this year when they shredded network neutrality protections on December 14th. They also raised interest in publicly owned Internet network infrastructure. Existing publicly owned networks are reaffirming their commitment to network neutrality, including EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga. Online Q &… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2017

To Save the Internet We Must Own the Networks

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/to-save-the-internet-we-must-own-the-networks/

In late October, Ajit Pai, Chair of the Federal Communications Commission, proudly announced, “We’ve been energetic in advancing the public interest…over the past nine months, the Commission has voted on 63 items at our monthly meetings, compared to 103 in the preceding three years.” It now surpasses 70. This certainly has been a busy year… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 12, 2017

Christopher On Marketplace: Munis And Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/christopher-on-marketplace-munis-and-network-neutrality/

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 out to us to ask about the role of publicly owned Internet networks and the… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 11, 2017

Repealing Net Neutrality Puts 177 Million Americans at Risk

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/repealing-net-neutrality-puts-177-million-americans-at-risk/

This Thursday, December 14th, the FCC plans to remove network neutrality protections. Republican Commissioners and Chairman Ajit Pai justify the decision by claiming that the market will naturally protect subscribers from predatory big ISP behavior. Unfortunately, the FCC’s own numbers disprove their theory. We dug into the data that reveals how 177 million Americans will be left without any market protection following net neutrality repeal. Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 7, 2017

Monopoly Power and Network Neutrality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/monopoly-power-and-network-neutrality/

The FCC is scheduled to decide the fate of Internet access on Thursday, Dec 14. Will anyone anywhere in the U.S. be able to pay one basic fee to access information on the Internet from the most popular to the most arcane content providers? If all indications are correct, probably not. ISPs will increasingly decide on… Continue reading