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Senate Judiciary Committee Examines the Competitive Impact of AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights held a hearing on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, a deal that would combine one of the nation’s largest phone and internet

Benton Foundation Updates Guide for Community Leaders Seeking Affordable, Next Generation Broadband

The Benton Foundation published a handbook for city officials seeking the affordable, abundant bandwidth their communities will need to thrive in the decades ahead.

Community-Led Broadband Agendas and Issues to Watch in the Next Administration

Although Donald Trump will be our next President, we are not sure who will occupy key positions in broadband policy. We can, however, know what some of the agendas and issues will be and their potential direction.

Getting to Know Mark Jamison, President-elect Trump’s FCC Transition Team Co-Leader

[Commentary] On November 21, 2016, President-elect Doonald Trump named Mark Jamison and Jeffrey Eisenach to his “agency landing team” for the Federal Communications Commission.

Broadband Subsidies for Community Anchor Institutions

[Commentary] Studies show community anchor institutions (CAIs) often cannot afford to purchase the broadband capacity they need to serve their communities.

Libraries and Rural Broadband

With just a little over 2,000 people in western Kansas’ Stanton County, you might be surprised there’s a library in the area. But the Stanton County Public Library is heavily used.

Feeling Access Pains

[Commentary] While we don’t usually think of cities as lacking broadband services, what they often lack is affordable broadband.

Access, Diversity, and Equity are More Important Than Ever

[Commentary] 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.

Options for Accelerating Great American Broadband

While my voting habits are partisan, I view broadband as potentially bi-partisan. The substance of my three recent speeches, written before the election, were consciously designed to communicate the same messages regardless of outcome.

2016 As Prologue, Not Aberration

[Commentary] I believe the American people got pretty much the 2016 Presidential campaign coverage that Big Cable and Big Broadcasters wanted us to have.