Since 1981, we have championed communications as the bedrock of democracy.

-Charles Benton

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Benton Editorial
Adrianne Furniss
September 22, 2018

I am thrilled to return to TPRC to present the winners of the Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award.

Op-ed
Matthew Bui, Rachel Moran
September 21, 2018

We hope that our research highlights the need for critical race frameworks to address racial inequity in communications policy debates.

Op-ed
Blair Levin
September 19, 2018

The Coalition for Local Internet Choice and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors asked for my view of the Federal Communications Commission’s pending order, proposing to cap the fees that state and local governments may charge for small-cell attachments. According to the FCC’s draft order, these price‐caps will save the industry $2 billion in costs to operate in metropolitan areas—which will translate into $2.5 billion in new wireless investment, primarily in rural areas. 

Benton believes that communications policy—rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity—has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities to bridge our divides.

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