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Increased Wellness and Economic Return of Universal Broadband Infrastructure: A Telehealth Case Study of Ten Southern Rural Counties
The Problem(s) of Broadband in America
Shopping for Broadband: Failed Federal Policy Creates Murky Marketplace
Six Community Broadband Networks Demonstrate Diversity of Approaches to Connectivity Challenges
Minnesota Broadband: Land of 10,000 Connectivity Solutions
Building Indigenous Future Zones: Four Tribal Broadband Case Studies
The rate of connectivity in Indian Country lags behind the rest of the country. As of December 2018, only 60% percent of Tribal lands in the lower 48 states had high-speed Internet access. A new case study report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance delves into the experiences of four Native Nations — the Coeur d’Alene, the Nez Perce, the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe, and the St. Regis Mohawk — as they constructed their own Internet service providers.
Wilson Hits a Fiber-to-the-Home Run with Greenlight Municipal Broadband Network
Built in 2008 with an eye toward the future and operated with local priorities in mind, Greenlight has a long track record of putting people first. In a new case study, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance explores the wide-ranging community benefits of Greenlight, the city-owned Fiber-to-the-Home network in Wilson, North Carolina.
Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable and Telecom
Broadband Models for Unserved and Underserved Communities
The Cost of Connectivity 2020
The Cost of Connectivity 2020, a recent report from the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at New America, explores how much Americans pay for Internet access compared to those in other parts of the world.
Community Broadband: The Fast, Affordable Internet Option That's Flying Under the Radar
Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America: A Trusted Model For The Internet Era (Updated May 2020)
This is an update to our report Cooperatives Fiberize Rural America: A Trusted Model For The Internet Era, which we originally published in 2017.