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Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance


Chris Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks and internet access. He runs, a comprehensive online clearinghouse of information about community broadband, and his research and reports are available online at The White House used his research in 2015 as the building blocks for a National Economic Council report encouraging community networks. Mitchell serves as a policy director for Next Century Cities, a national collaboration of mayors and chief information officers seeking universal access to fast, affordable, reliable internet connections. He is also a senior adviser to the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC). Mitchell has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Macalester College and earned a master’s degree in public policy from the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

May 2-5, 2022

Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas

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