Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Will federal funding close the broadband gap for good?


On the Priorities Podcast: Colorado CIO Tony Neal-Graves, ILSR’s Chris Mitchell on the broadband gap. Maryland CIO Mike Leahy talks music.

Broadband cooperatives could be the overlooked solution to rural America's internet woes


As the FCC eases restrictions on big carriers upgrading outdated infrastructure, a new report makes a case for community-led broadband.

Municipal broadband advocates cry foul amid Seattle mayoral race


As the city takes another look at municipal broadband, the region's dominant internet service providers put their money behind the candidate who would oppose government's entrance to the market.

How cities can strike smarter deals with private broadband network providers


A group of community broadband advocates argue cities can work successfully with companies to build municipal networks, but need to carefully structure their deals.

Deadline looms for Missouri bill to set municipal broadband strictures


State Rep. Lyndall Fraker's amendment to a piece of unrelated legislation has drawn fire from community-owned broadband advocates.