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Christopher Mitchell is a national expert on municipal broadband and how local governments are ensuring their businesses and residents have the Internet access they need to thrive. He has worked with local governments large and small - from New York City and Seattle to small towns in dozens of states.

The video below shows some selected clips of Christopher from TV and radio interviews. Christopher also speaks to audiences at national and international conferences on challenges and opportunities around community connectivity.

If you would like to speak with Christopher regarding issues on Internet connectivity, please email broadband@muninetworks.org or call the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's Communications Specialist Sushmita Shrestha at 612-540-5997.

The Knoxville News Sentinel published this op-ed about Tennessee's restrictive broadband law on January 9, 2016. Christopher Mitchell: Next...
The Pioneer Press published this op-ed about Minnesota high speed Internet access and availability on December 3, 2015.  Christopher...
The Salt Lake Tribune published this op-ed championing local investment in Internet infrastructure on December 11, 2015.   Op-ed: Spanish...
The Roanoke Daily Herald published this op-ed about local government action for broadband networks on September 25, 2015. We were...
With the release of the city of Seattle's community broadband feasibility study, media outlets turned to ILSR and our own Christopher...
It took a while, but the State of North Carolina finally decided to take its turn at the throat of the FCC. Attorneys filed a Petition for...

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