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Partnerships, Sharing, and Community Anchor Institution Broadband

[Commentary] Partnerships, aggregation, and coordination in securing broadband services are valuable tools for community anchor institutions (CAIs).

The Trump FCC’s Toolkit For Deregulating Media and Telecommunications

Although there are many articles and blog posts discussing likely policy changes in the media and telecommunications space, it is far too early to know exactly when and what will happen at the Federal Communications Commission under the forthcomin

After Wheeler Announcement, Washington Responds

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said, “Whether you agreed with him or not, Tom Wheeler, my chairman, has made a bold impact on this agency and this ecosystem.

Celebrating Chairman Wheeler’s Gift to the American People

[Commentary] In reviewing the successes of the last year, but, more broadly, the last three years, the person I keep returning to is Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center

The Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center (ASC3) is a community-based organization which provides technology training and low-cost home internet service.

Rural Broadband Programs and Community Anchor Institutions

In thinly-populated rural and tribal areas, community anchor institutions (CAIs) can be vitally important to connecting residents to the rest of the world.

AT&T-Time Warner: Is Bigger Badder?

The Senate 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 nation’s largest pay-TV provider, second-largest wireless compan

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.