Back to top Jump to featured resources

Viewing all Articles Page 88 of 292

coop-status-for-burlington-telecom-maybe
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 19, 2012

Coop Status for Burlington Telecom? Maybe…..

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/coop-status-burlington-telecom-maybe

Burlington Telecom may be headed for some changes. Due to the mismanagement of the prior Burlington Mayor Administration, the network took on an unsustainable amount of debt and damaged its reputation. Some of the plans to make the network sustainable again involve privatizing it. Unfortunately, as we have seen with public power privatizations, such an… Continue reading

Foam Fight article - crop
Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Young Activist Club | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2012

Foam Fight: It’s Not Easy to Replace Foam Lunch Trays with Greener Options, School Officials Say

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/foam-fight/

ILSR’s Brenda Platt assists the Young Activist Club in its efforts to eliminate the use of polystyrene (commonly referred to as styrofoam) in their school and community. This article highlights the barriers the students are facing as they continue their years long effort. Continue reading

community-broadband-bits-26-josh-wallace-palo-alto
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2012

Community Broadband Bits 26 – Josh Wallace, Palo Alto

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/community-broadband-bits-26-josh-wallace-palo-alto

This week, Josh Wallace from the City of Palo Alto Utilities joins us to talk about the City’s dark fiber network for episode 26 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast. Josh describes how the dark fiber network connects businesses, offering incredibly high capacity connections at affordable flat rate pricing. The utility charges an upfront fee… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | 2 Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2012

The Headlines Say It All. When Guns Are Involved, People Die

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/headlines-all-guns-involved-people-die/

A letter to the editor in today’s New York Times succinctly makes the case that when guns are involved, people die. When they’re not, people are hurt. To the Editor: The New York Times, Dec. 15, 2012: Page A1: “Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut.” Twenty children shot, 20 died. Page A9: “Man… Continue reading

christopher-mitchell-on-gigabit-nation-today
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2012

Christopher Mitchell on Gigabit Nation Today

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/christopher-mitchell-gigabit-nation-today

I am going to be on Gigabit Nation today with Craig Settles, a live call-in show, from 2-3 Eastern time. You can listen online here both during the show and after, when the recording will be made available. Listen to internet radio with cjspeaks on Blog Talk Radio Craig put together this summary: Local governments’… Continue reading

att-others-overcharge-subscribers-based-on-secret-bandwidth-meters
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 17, 2012

AT&T, Others Overcharge Subscribers Based on Secret Bandwidth Meters

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/att-others-overcharge-subscribers-based-secret-bandwidth-meters

Imagine going to a gas station, putting 10 gallons into your car’s 12 gallon tank, and driving off only to find your needle only approaches half a tank? This scenario is quite rare because government inspects gas stations to ensure they are not lying about how much gasoline they dispense. But when it comes to… Continue reading

Solar grid parity infographic from ILSR
Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 2 Comments | Updated on Dec 17, 2012

We Need to Get Ready for a Solar Rooftop Revolution [Infographic]

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/get-ready-solar-rooftop-revolution/
Rooftop Revolution report covers
Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2012

Rooftop Revolution Reports

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rooftop-revolution-reports/

By 2022, over 38 million homes and businesses could get solar power from their own rooftop, pay less for electricity, without any subsidies for solar. These two reports, published in 2012, outline the growth potential for local solar power and the coming rooftop revolution. Click to see more of our Rooftop Revolution resources. Continue reading

Solar grid parity opportunity 10%
Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Dec 14, 2012

Rooftop Revolution

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rooftop-revolution/

At the start of 2012, the United States had over 4,000 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) connected to the grid, with the pace of new installations accelerating as the price continues to fall. There has never been a better opportunity for Americans to generate their own electricity on-site nor such a challenge to the… Continue reading

utahs-spanish-fork-city-network-an-incredible-success
Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 14, 2012

Utah’s Spanish Fork City Network an Incredible Success

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/utahs-spanish-fork-city-network-incredible-success

Back in 2010, we reported on the municipal network in Spanish Fork, Utah. Back then, the utility innaugurated its telephone service, which completed its triple play offering. With recent discussion around Utah’s UTOPIA, Spanish Fork is getting a second look. A Cimaron Neugebauer, Salt Lake Tribune article, highlights the success of the Spanish Fork Communications… Continue reading