Want To Topple Telecom Oligopolies? Support Locally Owned Broadband

Date: 15 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rural communities seeking better broadband have options beyond big telecom.
This past August, the residents of the Republican-leaning Michigan town of Lyndon Township overwhelmingly voted to raise their property taxes. What spurred this rural community to violate the core Republican tenant of minimal taxation?

Lack of high-speed internet access.… Read More

Marketplace Features Community Composting Entrepreneurship, Interviews Brenda Platt

Date: 12 Feb 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Britta Greene of New Hampshire Public Radio reports a story featuring the local economic power of community composting. For her story broadcast on Marketplace on February 12th, 2018, Greene detailed composting entrepreneurship in northern New England and gained national context from ILSR co-director and Composting for Community initiative director Brenda Platt.… Read More

Alternet Features ILSR Experts in Story on the Power of Local Economies

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

With the abdication of local economic revitalization at the federal level (and at some state levels), national media outlets are increasingly looking to local solutions. It didn’t take Alternet freelance reporter Valerie Vande Panne to find the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and our experts.

For her story Vande Panne discussed these issues with Christopher Mitchell, Community Broadband Networks initiative director, and Olivia LaVecchia, Community-Scaled Economy research associate.… Read More

Press Release: Over 750 communities have a community network, according to new ILSR map update

Date: 5 Feb 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Updated Community Networks Map now includes over 750 communities. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s map details the communities that are making investments in better connectivity providing the opportunity for other communities to build their own Internet infrastructure.… Read More

Bloomberg Businessweek Profiles Cities that Restrict Chains to Free More Space for Local Businesses

Date: 26 Jan 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A piece by Nick Leiber explores how cities are using caps on “formula” retailers to ensure that local businesses have ample opportunities to secure space and grow. … Read More

Montana Governor’s Net Neutrality Guarantee Covered by Associated Press, Quotes ILSR

Date: 23 Jan 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 22nd, 2018 Media Outlet: Associated Press Cities and states across the country are angry at the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality protections guaranteeing Americans access to an Internet unthrottled by giant Internet companies. … Read More

Alternet Details the Rise in Municipal Broadband Networks, Interviews ILSR Expert

Date: 15 Jan 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Christopher Mitchell January 15th, 2018 Media Outlet: Alternet Cities and states across the country are angry at the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality protections guaranteeing Americans access to an Internet unthrottled by giant Internet companies. This decision comes … Read More

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