Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Legislative changes are helping electric cooperatives continue to expand high-quality Internet access in rural parts of America.
About ten years ago, we first reported on Johnson City (TN). At that time, the community was in the process of installing fiber to improve reliability for their public electric utility.
In many states, elected officials are listening to constituents and experts who tell them that they need fast, affordable, reliable connectivity to keep their communities from dwindling.
At least 100,000 San Francisco residents lack adequate Internet access and miss out on economic and educational benefits.
Local communities in the state of Mississippi have the legal authority to develop publicly owned Internet networks and offer broadband, or any other utility, to the general public.
For several years now, Tacoma (WA) has pondered the fate of its Click! municipal open access network.