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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2017

Amazon is creating 100,000 U.S. jobs, but at what cost?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-is-creating-100000-u-s-jobs-but-at-what-cost/

USA Today – January 15, 2017 by Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon may have raised the bar very high on jobs-creation ambitions in tech — it pledged Thursday to add 100,000 full-time jobs in the USA by mid-2018. But at what cost? The e-commerce behemoth, which employs 306,800 in full- and part-time jobs worldwide, said the positions are… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 14, 2017

Something else Amazon delivers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/something-else-amazon-delivers/

Crain’s Chicago Business – January 14, 2017 by Brigid Sweeney Amazon is shouting from the rooftops that robots and drones aren’t taking over anytime soon. The e-commerce giant is embarking on a (human) hiring spree, both here and across the country, as it races to build out the network of warehouses that enable same-day and… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 13, 2017

Those 100,000 New Amazon Jobs Might Not Be Good For Everyone

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/those-100000-new-amazon-jobs-might-not-be-good-for-everyone/

BuzzFeed News – January 13, 2017 by Caroline O’Donovan President-elect Donald Trump was quick to take part of the credit for Amazon’s announcement this week that it will create 100,000 new jobs in the US in the next 18 months. …   “Many of these jobs will be low-paid, short-term, and have high turnover. Some… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 13, 2017

Amazon to add more than 100,000 jobs in U.S. hiring spree

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-to-add-more-than-100000-jobs-in-u-s-hiring-spree/

Reuters Wire Service – January 12, 2017 by Jeffrey Dastin and Emily Stephenson Republished (with slight variations) in: CNBC, Newsweek, Daily Mail UK, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! News, New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire.com, Netscape News, Strategy Business Group, & Gadgets 360. Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United… Continue reading

Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jan 10, 2017

How 2017 Will Transform Broadband Opportunities for Local Governments

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/how-2017-will-transform-broadband-opportunities-for-local-governments/

StateScoop – January 10, 2017 Commentary: Christopher Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance predicts new connectivity opportunities and an altered broadband landscape as a pro-business Trump administration prepares to disrupt the status quo. This may well be the year of local government broadband solutions. For some communities, it will be because they are prepared… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 10, 2017

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

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/why-marsha-blackburns-rise-is-bad-news-for-net-neutrality-and-science/

Motherboard Vice – January 10, 2017 by Sam Gustin & Jason Koebler Big Telecom’s best friend in Congress just got a very big promotion. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the arch-conservative Tennessee Republican who has received mountains of campaign cash from the telecom industry, has been chosen by the GOP to lead a key Congressional subcommittee with… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 9, 2017

ILSR Creates Useful Map and List of Municipal Broadband Networks

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-creates-useful-map-and-list-of-municipal-broadband-networks/

Telecompetitor – January 9, 2017 by Joan Engebretson The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has issued a useful interactive map and list of municipal broadband networks in the U.S. Interactive icons on the map indicate where municipal broadband networks have been built. Interested parties can click on any icon to get details about each network or… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 5, 2017

As Amazon Preps Chicago Store, Indie Bookstores Push Back

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The Chicagoist – January 5, 2017 by Stephen Gossett News came through on Thursday that Amazon plans to extend the brick-and-mortar IRL arm of its global-retail-domination and data-collection campaign into Manhattan, where the mega-retailer will open a bookstore in the Shops in Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center. We here in Chicago know the feeling,… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 1, 2017

Next frontier in recycling: food

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/next-frontier-in-recycling-food/

The Christian Science Monitor – January 1, 2017 by Lonnie Shekhtman UPPER MARLBORO, MD. — At the end of a long, rural road 22 miles east of Washington, Prince George’s County’s composting facility is chewing through thousands of tons of leaves and tree branches that are trucked in daily from across the region. In the… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 31, 2016

After millions of investment, jurisdictions try to achieve potential of fiber network

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Baltimore Sun – December 31, 2016 by Natalie Sherman Three years ago, the state completed one of the nation’s largest public investments in a fiber optic network— installing hundreds of miles of cables that politicians said would secure fire and police communications, spur economic development and lead to faster, cheaper internet. Today, much of that… Continue reading