Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell

Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


As director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative, Christopher is a leading national expert on community networks and Internet access.

On a day-to-day basis, Christopher runs, the comprehensive online clearinghouse of information about local government policies aimed at improving Internet access. The website’s interactive community broadband network map tracks more than 500 such networks.

Christopher is also a podcast host of programs including Community Broadband Bits and Building Local Power.

Photo credit: Glenn Ricart