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 local level and more organizations seek out Chris’ expertise. From policy to implementation, ILSR continues to… Continue reading
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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, a blog dedicated to telecom policy, software, science, technology and writing. In the February 5th… Continue reading
Christopher Mitchell was recently interviewed by Bill Lindeke from streets.mn. Bill, a PhD Candidate in Geography, published the podcast as part of the streets.mn blog. He wanted to talk to Christopher about the work at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Bill discussed fiber optic infrastructure investment in the U.S. and touched on the Minneapolis City… Continue reading
Christopher Mitchell recently presented at the “How a Municipal Network Can Help Your City” webinar from the National League of Cities. Along with Christopher were several other experts including Kyle Hollified, VP Sales/Marketing, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Bristol; Mary Beth Henry, Manager, Office for Community Technology/Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission in Portland, Oregon; and Colman Keane,… Continue reading
The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently analyzed South Carolina’s new telecommunications laws and, like ILSR, finds the laws have the ability to delay or even stop progressing stimulus projects. Charles Taylor of the NACo interviewed several experts in the field, including Christopher Mitchell. Taylor found that two projects in particular are in the greatest… Continue reading
MuniNetworks.org just launched its new podcast series – Community Broadband Bits. Listeners can use smartphones, iPods, computers, the web, etc. to hear the recurring audio program. Each podcast will be 10-15 minute interviews with people doing interesting things to encourage community broadband networks. To subscribe with iTunes, click here. If you simply want the audio… Continue reading
Christopher Mitchell recently spoke with Michael Zwerling on Santa Cruz’s KSCO 1080 AM about municipal and community broadband. Christopher took questions from listeners on accessibility, WiFi networks, and more. Listen to the KSCO Interview Continue reading
Christopher Mitchell recently spoke with Marcie Sillman on Seattle public radio KUOW‘s Weekday. Christopher and Marcie talked on May 8, 2012 about recent developments in local and national broadband including the April 29th end to Seattle’s free Wi-Fi network. Christopher and Marcie spent some time on challenges and strategies involved in building a community network…. Continue reading
Christopher Mitchell spoke with Gavin Dahl about community broadband on KYRS, a community radio station in Spokane, Washington, on April 11. The discussion touched on legislation in Washington that could have encouraged rural broadband deployment by area public utility districts and why the private sector is not getting the job done. We also discussed the… Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I joined a conference call hosted by the Media Action Grassroots Network discussing community ownership of broadband networks.
In the last few years local communities, governme… Continue reading
Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, joins Curtis Beckmann on "MN This Week" to discuss broadband networks. The 30 minute program discusses problems with existing broadband networks, the lack of competition, how and why communities have built their own networks, and a variety of other topical subjects. Listen here.
Christopher Mitchell joins Dave Deveraux-Weber on the "A Public Affair"
show on WORT in Madison.
Christopher Mitchell appeared on the Mark Heaney Show on Air America
Radio to discuss the Monticello Fiber Net lawsuit and the importance of
publicly owned broadband networks