In Andalusia, Alabama & Coulee Dam, Washington members of the each city council were interested in learning more about municipal broadband and how it could work for their communities. That’s where the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s resources came in in a great example of our resources reaching far and wide.… Read More
As we’ve documented over the years, a number of American small towns are taking on the big challenge of providing a better broadband Internet access future for their residents. In this article for Governing Magazine, Alex Marshall covers the phenomenon.
For his research, Marshall reached out to Christopher Mitchell, ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative director for feedback on why small communities are investing in this infrastructure.… Read More
ILSR co-director Stacy Mitchell was interviewed for the Rising Up with Sonali show for a segment entitled, “Why Amazon’s Quest For Online Dominance Is Destructive,” detailing the growth of Amazon across a number of different sectors.… Read More
In Jersey City, New Jersey a community established the expectation that independent retail matters and that chain stores weren’t welcome. In the original piece by Institute for Local Self-Reliance Community-Scaled Economy researcher Olivia LaVecchia, she cited the benefits local businesses have for communities.
In this HuffPost piece by Peter Moskowitz, the reporter features ILSR’s research.… Read More
Amazon is a gargantuan company with its hands in everything from e-books to shipping to television and movies. The next big move the company is making is in a government contract for cloud computing. In this story for The Hill, Ali Breland reached out to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community-Scaled Economy initiative director and organization co-director Stacy Mitchell for her thoughts on the matter.… Read More
In January of 2018, our Community Broadband Networks initiative team updated our vital Community Networks Map and garnered vast media attention. We’ve compiled the coverage below and you can explore the resource for yourself.… Read More
The movement against Walmart in the mid-aughts was well-documented (and well led by our capable co-director Stacy Mitchell), but what of a similar movement against the latest retail behemoth Amazon? That is a question that The Atlantic‘s Alana Semuels is hoping to answer in her story, “A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now It Faces Amazon.”
For Semuels’ story, she reached out to Stacy Mitchell in order to get a sense of the policies that communities are adopting both to push out big-box stores and how that leaves them vulnerable for Amazon.… Read More
Reuters reporter Carey Biron had a question, what the heck is going on in the impending rollout for new wireless technology? Luckily, our partners at Next Century Cities and our Community Broadband Networks initiative director, Christopher Mitchell, could contribute their expertise to the issue.… Read More
In the wake of growing awareness and prevalence of electric vehicles, the Illinois-based publication Peoria Magazines covered our six reasons to make your next vehicle an electric vehicle. … Read More