City Government Leader Cites ILSR Research in Supporting Net Neutrality in WaPo

Date: 24 Apr 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mark Howell, the Chief Information Officer for the town of Concord, Massachusetts wrote an article for The Washington Post, detailing the steps that his community has taken to reclaim their authority over Internet access and the cast threat posed by the repeal of net neutrality. In his piece, he cites our comprehensive Community Networks Map to detail the investments that hundreds of communities have taken to improve their Internet access.… Read More

Washington Post Features ILSR’s Dollar Store Research, Stacy Mitchell Weighs In

Date: 20 Feb 2018 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: Stacy Mitchell February 15th, 2019 Media Outlet: Washington Post The Washington Post covers the negative impacts on residents as cities across the U.S. grapple with the rise of dollar stores. ILSR’s recent reporting on dollar store growth and efforts to stop it in Tulsa, OK are featured. Stacy Mitchell, ILSR co-director, weighs in on … Read More

Most Americans want to let cities build and sell homegrown Internet service

Date: 11 Apr 2017 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recently released research from Pew delves into a question of interest to those following our broadband research team, what do Americans think about municipally owned Internet access and investments in better Internet connectivity? In his story for the Washington Post, Brian Fung reached out to our broadband expert Christopher Mitchell for his expertise.… Read More

Major Media Outlets Cover 6th Circuit Decision Limiting Local Authority

Date: 15 Aug 2016 | posted in: Media Coverage, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A circuit court decision this week means the digital divide in Tennessee and North Carolina will be allowed to continue. This week, the 6th Circuit Court of appeals decided to dismiss the FCC’s decision to encourage Internet investment by restricting local authority to build competitive Internet networks.

In February, ILSR and Next Century Cities filed an Amicus Brief in support of the FCC’s position. Here is a selection of media stories which cite ILSR.… Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of October 12, 2015

Date: 14 Oct 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Iowa is creating their state energy plan that focuses on renewables and efficiency. Minnesota solar advocates fight Xcel Energy on stalled community solar projects. Distributed generation technology is getting much easier to purchase. Featured Stories: Wind and solar keep getting cheaper and cheaper by Chris Mooney, The Washington Post So as … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – week of September 21st, 2015

Date: 24 Sep 2015 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in Democratic Energy: Midwest Energy News’ Bentham Paulos’ new analysis of mid-western cities charts different implementations of distributed generation resources. Wisconsin ‘health hazard’ ruling could shock wind industry Texans see long-term benefit in distributed generation. Featured Stories: Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 1 “A prelude to the future” by John Farrell, CleanTechnica Midwest cities pushing … Read More

Local Authority Restrictions One of the “Worst Policy Ideas of 2014” According to Wonkblog

Date: 31 Jan 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We are well into the new year; a look back at 2014 can be instructive if we strive to learn from our mistakes. A December article from the Washington post Wonkblog listed “11 of the worst policy ideas of 2014” and, of course, state barriers restricting local telecommunications authority was on the list: Fed up with … Read More

Democratic Energy Media Roundup – October 27, 2014

Date: 30 Oct 2014 | posted in: Energy, Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week in democratic energy, ILSR received considerable coverage in several publications. Media reports also discussed the future of utilities, the Energy Department’s significant investment in solar, and a new study examining how peer influence affects who installs solar. John Farrell, Director of ILSR’s Democratic Energy initiative, was cited in multiple articles. In Yes! Magazine, Kayla … Read More