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Andrew Jay Schwartzman Leads Important New Public Interest Law Project With Benton Foundation and Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation

February 18, 2014

Contact:
Adrianne B. Furniss
Executive Director
Benton Foundation
202.638.5770

Andrew Jay Schwartzman Leads Important New Public Interest Law Project
With Benton Foundation and Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation

Benton Welcomes ConnectED Progress

Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced a $2.75 billion down payment to bring high-speed broadband to every student in America. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will invest $2 billion over the next two years to dramatically expand high-speed Internet connectivity for America's schools and libraries -- connecting more than 20 million students to next-generation broadband and wireless.

Benton Applauds FCC's Invitation for IP Transition Tests

On January 30, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to allow regional trials in which phone companies may switch networks in a particular area to newer digital technology and gauge the impact on consumers and small businesses. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah: