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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 14, 2013

Smart Conduit Policy in Sandy, Mount Vernon Reduces Network Cost

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/smart-conduit-policy-sandy-mount-vernon-reduces-network-cost

More communities now embrace “dig once” policies to facilitate installation of future and current networks. The idea is to be mindful of trenching for transportation and utility projects and encourage collaboration between agencies. However, this is implemented in a variety of ways, some more effectively than others. By establishing requirements for conduit installation in development… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Nov 8, 2012

Even Superstorm Sandy Couldn’t Stop the Mailman

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

“Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” Bill Fletcher Jr. of the Institute for Policy Studies tells of how he was reminded of that covenant when in the middle of superstorm Sandy he saw a postal van traveling on his street. And he reminded us that… Continue reading

Devastation by Sandy
Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 30, 2012

Sandy and the Importance of Government

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

If this election is a referendum on the benefit of government then superstorm Sandy should be Exhibit A for the affirmative. The government weather service, using data from government weather satellites delivered a remarkably accurate and sobering long range forecast that both catalyzed action and gave communities sufficient time to prepare. Those visually stunning maps… Continue reading