Benton Foundation Founder and Chairman Charles Benton 1931-2015
 
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Do people realize that: a) mobile users more than double rural population in 90% of the instances over the course of a year either through transiting... read more
If we look back at the positives and negatives of policy decisions of th past 33 years we are left with 2 conclusions: 1) equal access or... read more
From the article: ” but it wouldn’t have happened in a pre-Telecom Act world.” Sorry, but that is simply not true, and if anything TA96 put us back 1... read more
As I said 20 years ago while writing research on Wall Street, TA96 was a well-intentioned farce. Much has been written about it's failures, but the... read more
Chairman Wheeler's step this week to make it obvious to all that wireless will be incapable of competing against wireless should finally make it... read more

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