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On Defining the Third Way

Regarding Reclassification:  A series of blog posts exploring the legal landscape of Communications Act Title I and II reclassification

Benton Editorial

Bringing Broadband to People with Low Incomes

Bringing Broadband to People with low Incomes

Overcoming Comcast and Paving the Way for Universal Service Reform

Regarding Reclassification:  A series of blog posts exploring the legal landscape of Communications Act Title I and II reclassification

Yesterday, during a Senate Commerce committee hearing focused on the important task of modernizing the Universal Service Fund, Senators and FCC Commissioners again called into concern the FCC's current authority over broadband and what that lack of authority may mean for improvements to the Universal Service Fund.

Analysis

On Day 100, A New Tool To Track The National Broadband Plan

"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."
-- Peter Drucker

The National Broadband Plan Needs the Third Way

Regarding Reclassification:  A series of blog posts exploring the legal landscape of Communications Act Title I and II reclassification

Benton Editorial

Day 1 of the National Broadband Plan


Charles Benton

Charles Benton

March 16, 2010

To paraphrase poet Robert Burns,

"The best laid plans of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!"

Benton Editorial

Why We Must Measure the Results of the $7.2 Billion in ARRA Broadband Funding

By Charles Benton and Kate Williams Ph.D.

On December 17, Vice President Joe Biden began rolling out $2 billion in broadband stimulus grants. Grants to extend broadband's reach across the country will be announced over the next 75 days.

Why is broadband data and research so critical? ARRA-funded projects represent an unprecedented opportunity to fill the enormous knowledge gap we have with respect to what works and what does not work in broadband deployment and broadband adoption.

Benton Editorial

Think People


Remarks of Charles Benton
Co-Chair Adoption & Use Committee, U.S. Broadband Coalition
Federal Communications Commission
November 13, 2009

People are the "killer app." From e-mail, to digital pictures, to today's social media, connecting people to people has always been a motivating force for getting people on and keeping them on the Internet. And the value of the network grows and grows with each additional person on it.

Benton Editorial

Circle of Knowledge

Charles Benton Comments, US Broadband Coalition meeting at FCC
September 24, 2009