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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Sep 23, 2014

Dakota County is Fiber Rich Thanks to Dig Once Approach – Community Broadband Bits Podcast 117

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/dakota-county-fiber-rich-thanks-dig-once-approach-community-broadband-bits-podcast-117

Calls for “dig once” policies have resonated for years. The general idea is that we can more fiber and conduit in the ground at lower prices if we coordinate to include them in various projects that already disturb the ground. In the south Twin Cities metro in Minnesota, Dakota County has been tweaking its dig… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Sep 17, 2014

Business, Education Call on Culver City to Invest in Muni Fiber in L.A. County

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/business-education-call-culver-city-invest-muni-fiber-la-county

Last fall, Culver City hired a consultant to develop a design and business plan for a possible fiber network project. Recently, prominent business leaders and parents of local school children have publicly expressed their support for a municipal network. Culver City, also known as “The Heart of Screenland” is situated in west L.A. County, surrounded… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Sep 4, 2014

SHLB Coalition Offering October Symposium on Anchor Institution Broadband Deployment

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/shlb-coalition-offering-october-symposium-anchor-institution-broadband-deployment

On October 2nd in Washington, D.C., the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) will be hosting a symposium on “School-Library Partnerships and Other Anchor Institution Broadband Strategies.” Speakers will include FCC representatives, Obama Administration officials, and service providers such as One Community, among others.  The SHLB Coalition is a group of public, nonprofit, and… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 9, 2013

Dublin Municipal Network Serves Schools, Government, and Business in Ohio

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

In 1999, Laurens County Schools and Dublin City Schools needed to move past dial-up Internet access. The City of 16,000 built a fiber network to serve students in the community. It now also serves local government and businesses in the Dublin area. Once the network was in place, AT&T and Charter Communications began building in… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Apr 3, 2013

Broadband 101 Fact Sheet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsrreleases-new-broadband-101-fact-sheet-2/

ILSR’s fact sheet is a reliable quick reference guide for policymakers and citizens. As discussion about the telecommunications landscape expands, language about broadband abounds. In order to make informed decisions without stumbling over terminology, ILSR has assembled some basic facts about broadband. This fact sheet is a great reference for anyone who may take up… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 2, 2013

Christopher Mitchell Speaks at FCC Gigabit Cities Workshop

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

As part of the FCC’s Gigabit Cities Challenge, the agency plans to host a series of workshops over the next several months. The workshops will focus on tools communities can use to expand connectivity, changing telecommunications policy, and will present experts from the field. Christopher Mitchell participated in the first workshop on March 26th in… Continue reading

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Article, Resource filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | 1 Comment | Updated on Nov 29, 2012

ILSR Releases New Public Savings Fact Sheet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsr-releases-new-public-savings-fact-sheet/

This new resource shares real world examples of public savings directly connected to municipal networks. Publicly owned broadband networks provide opportunities for local savings to taxpayers. Local and regional governments find new and unexpected ways to cut costs when they build their own next-generation networks. In addition to saving connectivity fees for administrative facilities, local… Continue reading

Rule filed under The Public Good | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2009

Commercial Free Schools Act – San Francisco, CA

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/advertising/2524-2/
In June 1999, San Francisco became the largest school district yet to approve policies on commercialism in schools.

TheAct requires all long-term corporate sponsorships to be approved by the Board of Education. It also prohibits teachers from using corporate sponsored educational materials, including Channel One and ZapMe.

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Rule filed under The Public Good | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2009

Ban on Textbook Advertising – California

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/advertising/2523-2/

In September 1999, the state of California passed AB 116, banning commercial images in public school textbooks. AB 116 is a strong law, according to the Center for Commercial-Free Public Education. It backs up a California State Dept. of Education policy already on the books, prohibiting advertising in textbooks. Continue reading

Rule filed under The Public Good | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2009

Ban on Advertising to Children – Sweden

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/advertising/2522-2/

Advertisements may not come immediately before or after a program or a portion of a program which is oriented primarily to children under 12 years of age, insofar as there isn’t any question of messages addressed in § 8 [JB: § 8 deals with "unsponsored" transmissions, e.g., public service announcements]. Continue reading