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Access, Diversity, and Equity are More Important Now Than Ever

If I learned anything during this election, it is that opposing sides are not speaking with each other. And because we are more disconnected, we need to focus on ways to connect. We should be thinking about the fundamental power of communication as a way to bring us together, not further divide us.

Op-ed

Government Funding for Broadband Network Providers Serving Community Anchor Institutions

The SHLB Coalition developed Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan to provide ideas and actionable policy recommendations for government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to address the broadband needs of anchor institutions. The ten policy papers highlight connectivity gaps and explain why broadband access is vital to communities nationwide. In the coming weeks, the Benton Foundation will be highlighting each of the Action Plan policy papers. The following is an excerpt of the eighth paper.

Op-ed

Options for Accelerating Great American Broadband

Next Administration Broadband Funding Strategy Group
SHLB Coalition
(As Prepared for Delivery)

Thank you.

This is the third in a trilogy of speeches I have done on broadband infrastructure around the time of the election.

Op-ed

Stronger Together For and With Great Broadband

Westchester County
November 10, 2016
As Prepared for Delivery

Op-ed

Make America Great—with Great Broadband

Wilson, North Carolina
November 4, 2016
(As Prepared for Delivery)

The primary objective of broadband policy ought to be to stimulate faster, better, cheaper broadband.

Thank you.

We come together at the time of the final at bats in what feels like both the longest and most painful presidential election in our collective memory.

Community Anchor Institutions Served by Government and Non-Profit Fiber Networks

The SHLB Coalition developed Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan to provide ideas and actionable policy recommendations for government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to address the broadband needs of anchor institutions. The ten policy papers highlight connectivity gaps and explain why broadband access is vital to communities nationwide. In the coming weeks, the Benton Foundation will be highlighting each of the Action Plan policy papers. The following is an excerpt of the sixth paper.

Weekly Digest

FCC Acts to Increase Consumer Privacy Choice

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The Future of Local Internet Choice

Remarks of Gigi B. Sohn
Counselor to the Chairman
CLIC Day
October 18, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Thank you, Jim and Joanne. It’s great to be here with all of you today. Just for the record, even though we’re in Minnesota and he’s now a Nobel Prize winner, I won’t be quoting any Bob Dylan lyrics. Frankly, if I were going to quote a musician from this state it would be Prince…because, of course, I prefer the genius who was 5 foot 2.