2020 State Laws That Determine the Future of Community Owned Networks

Date: 26 Feb 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As state lawmakers debate in committee rooms and Capitol chambers around the country, various broadband and Internet network infrastructure bills are appearing on agendas. Some are good news for local communities interested in developing publicly owned networks … Read More

Picks: Dayton’s Public Library, Philly’s Progressive DA; Tenn.’s Victorious Workers, Libertarian Socialism and more (1st Edition)

Date: 16 Apr 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this first issue of the Weekly Picks from the Desk of David Morris, ILSR’s co-founder details stories of public library system from Dayton, Ohio; features the National League of Cities’ report on state level preemption; an innovative nonprofit in San Francisco’s interaction with the immigrant population; and much more…… Read More

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

Date: 26 Dec 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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.… Read More

Court Sides With Louisville: One Touch Make Ready Is A-Ok

Date: 28 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Louisville has overcome a tall hurdle in its efforts to bring better connectivity and more competition to the community through local control. On August 16th the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky supported the city’s one touch … Read More

Three Forces Fighting Local Renewable Energy and Three Ways to Fight Back

Date: 24 Jul 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If you’re reading energy news of late, you might have come across three new ways that forces are aligning against local renewable energy. State governments are increasingly pre-empting local authority on a range of issues, including energy. Utility companies are undercutting state regulation with their legislative lobbyists. And utilities are also bringing their monopoly market power to bear in previously competitive markets.

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