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John Farrell Nebraska Award
Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 15, 2015

Video: Can Energy Democracy Energize the “Good Life” in Nebraska?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/can-energy-democracy-energize-nebraska/

The following presentation was given by ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell, this year’s keynote speaker at the Sierra Club of Nebraska’s Annual Event on November 21st, 2015.  The presentation illustrates the march towards energy democracy by highlighting the spread of affordable distributed energy resources (such as wind and solar) and the intense pressure… Continue reading

freedom-to-connect-long-term-muni-strategies
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 28, 2015

Freedom to Connect – Long Term Muni Strategies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/freedom-to-connect-long-term-muni-strategies/

If you were not able to attend Freedom to Connect in New York on March 2 – 3, you can now view archived video of presentations from Chris and others. Now that the FCC has made a determination that may change the landscape of Internet access, it is time to consider the future of municipal… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Mar 14, 2015

Occupy Radio Interviews Chris: Community Broadband is the Next Internet Battle

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/occupy-radio-interviews-chris-community-broadband-is-the-next-internet-battle/

Ready … set … get local net! Chris recently spoke to OEMG Occupy Radio about the hundreds of community broadband networks providing some of the best Internet service in the country. He encouraged citizens to look at municipal ownership, cooperative ownership, or non-profit models.  Listen to the conversation below. Chris’s segment begins at 11:55. Enjoy! Occupyeugenemedia.org describes… Continue reading

filed under General | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 28, 2015

Mitchell to Speak in Syracuse on March 4th

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/mitchell-to-speak-in-syracuse-on-march-4th/

Chris will travel to Syracuse, New York to speak on March 4th as part of Syracuse MetroNet’s Broadband Speaker Series. If you are in the area and interested in attending, the lecture will be at… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 20, 2015

Republican Rep. McMorris Rodgers on Broadband as Essential Infrastructure

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/republican-rep-mcmorris-rodgers-on-broadband-as-essential-infrastructure/

President Obama is not the only Washington politician who is coming out to describe broadband networks as critical infrastructure. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican Representative for the 5th congressional district in the state of Washington recently said the same at the Internet Policy Conference, hosted by the Internet Education Foundation in Washington DC. C-SPAN televised… Continue reading

still-time-to-register-for-f2c-2015but-hurry
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 17, 2015

Still Time to Register for F2C 2015…But Hurry!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/still-time-to-register-for-f2c-2015but-hurry/

If you are still contemplating whether or not to trek to New York City on March 2nd and 3rd for Freedom to Connect 2015, now is the time to take action. Tickets are going fast and seats are limited. ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY and this year the event is hot! Register online through EventBrite.com. A… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 30, 2015

Fourth Annual IAMU Broadband Conference: March 18th – 19th in Des Moines

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/fourth-annual-iamu-broadband-conference-march-18th-19th-in-des-moines/

Spring is the time for the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) Broadband Conference in Des Moines. This year is it scheduled for March 18th and 19th at the Ramada Tropics and Resort Center downtown. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Chris will be presenting again this year. He has been there 2 out of the last… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jan 27, 2015

CLIC Presents Special Pre-Conference Event at 2015 Broadband Summit in Austin

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/clic-presents-special-pre-conference-event-at-2015-broadband-summit-in-austin/

The 2015 Broadband Communities Summit is scheduled for April 14 – 16 in Austin, Texas. When you book your flight and reserve your room, plan on coming a day early so you can take advantage of the is year’s special pre-conference event. The Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) will offer a full day’s agenda… Continue reading

wheeler-praises-lafayettes-network-deployment-at-natoa-conference
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2014

Wheeler Praises Lafayette’s Network Deployment at NATOA Conference

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/wheeler-praises-lafayettes-network-deployment-at-natoa-conference/

At the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler praised Lafayette, Louisiana, home of muni LUS Fiber, during his keynote address.  Wheeler addressed a variety of issues, including wireless broadband, the drive to increase competition, and a thoughtful transition to IP based 911 service. While… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Oct 2, 2014

October Events in Washington State All About Community Broadband

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/october-events-in-washington-state-all-about-community-broadband/

Two events in October will bring Chris and other telecommunications policy leaders to the State of Washington.  On October 8th, the Seattle Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board is hosting Lunch & Learn: Chris Mitchell on community-owned networks and municipal broadband in Seattle. The free event will be held in Seattle City Hall at noon;… Continue reading