Community Networks Gaining Traction Nationwide

Date: 22 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative has been spending many hours on the road these days. Why? Interest in publicly owned broadband networks continues to grow as communities search for savings, economic development, and connectivity on the … Read More

Broadband 101 Fact Sheet

Date: 3 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s fact sheet is a reliable quick reference guide for policymakers and citizens. As discussion about the telecommunications landscape expands, language about broadband abounds. In order to make informed decisions without stumbling over terminology, ILSR has assembled some basic facts … Read More

Christopher Mitchell Speaks at FCC Gigabit Cities Workshop

Date: 2 Apr 2013 | posted in: information, Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As part of the FCC’s Gigabit Cities Challenge, the agency plans to host a series of workshops over the next several months. The workshops will focus on tools communities can use to expand connectivity, changing telecommunications policy, and will present … Read More

“The Monopoly Magnate”

Date: 6 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR is following HB 282, restrictive legislation moving through the Georgia General Assembly. The bill would effectively end the ability for existing networks to expand. Communities considering investing in their own telecommunications networks would face almost insurmountable financial and practical … Read More

ILSR Releases New Community Networks Map

Date: 26 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has released a new interactive map showcasing 342 community owned networks throughout the United States that serve local businesses and residents. The Community Internet Map is available at MuniNetworks.org/communitymap/Read More

Harold Feld Talks Fundamentals of Telecom Policy on Community Broadband Bits Podcast

Date: 12 Feb 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Community Broadband Bits Podcast recently published episode #32, a talk with Harold Feld of Public Knowledge. Harold is Senior Vice President of the organization which focuses on advocating for digital rights. Harold also authors Tales of the Sausage Factory, … Read More

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

Date: 29 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they … Read More

Community Networks and Economic Development Fact Sheet

Date: 7 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The new Fact Sheet highlights examples of job creation tied to community owned networks. ILSR continually encounters and collects data on economic development spurred by community networks. As demand for more capacity, better reliability and reasonable affordability continues to rise, … Read More

ILSR Releases New Community Network and Economic Development Fact Sheet

Date: 7 Nov 2012 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The new Fact Sheet highlights examples of job creation tied to community owned networks. ILSR continually encounters and collects data on economic development spurred by community networks. As demand for more capacity, better reliability and reasonable affordability continues to rise, … Read More

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