Kevin Taglang

Executive Editor

With 25 years of experience in the field, Kevin leads Benton’s work monitoring, analyzing and articulating the public interest stake in telecommunications legislation, regulation, and policymaking. Kevin manages and develops Benton’s online and print publications.

Kevin's Recent Articles

NTIA Making Resources Available to Help States Turn Digital Equity Plans into Reality

Broadband Provisions in the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024

FCC Commissioners Again Plead for Additional ACP Funding

Broadband Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024

How the FCC Got to 100/20

RIP ACP: December 31, 2021—May 30, 2024

New Broadband Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities

Broadband's Role in Federal Equity Action Plans

Who is About to Lose their ACP Discount?

52 Visions of Digital Equity—Your State Has One

The Plan for a Connected Illinois

Guiding Texas' Digital Opportunity Investments

Florida's Roadmap for Closing the Digital Divide

Breaking News: Louisiana Continues to Lead the Nation on Federal Broadband Funding

Massachusetts' Unified Vision of Digital Equity

Recommendations for Connecting Rural America

In a New York State of Digital Equity

A Plan for Connecting New Jersey

A Digital Access Plan for All Idahoans

Here's How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is Delivering Broadband in Your State

FCC Has Questions About Broadband Speeds and Deployment

Will BEAD Networks Offer Affordable Service?

NTIA's Model Low-Cost Broadband Service Option

South Dakota's Plan to Leverage Digital Equity to Reach Economic Goals

The Plan for Closing Nevada’s Digital Divide

Here's Your New FCC

¡Su opinión cuenta! Puerto Rico Releases Initial Draft of Digital Equity Plan (¡Su Opinión Cuenta! Puerto Rico Pública el Borrador Inicial del Plan de Equidad Digital)

States are Relying on the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program to Close the Digital Divide

Louisiana is Depending on the ACP to Eliminate the Digital Divide

ACP Key to Montana's Digital Opportunity Plan

The Single Most Impactful Affordability Asset Currently Available to Utahns is the ACP

West Virginia's Plan for Digital Equity Depends on the Affordable Connectivity Program

Wyoming Relying on ACP for Affordable Broadband

What a Digitally Equitable Minnesota Could Look Like—And How to Get There

Congress Seeks Your Input on Universal Service Fund

New Jersey Relying on Federal Broadband Investments to Make State More Equitable

Washington is Teaming Up for Better Broadband

BEAM Mississippi Up With Broadband

A Look at Louisiana's Draft Digital Equity Plan

Building Idaho’s Future with Broadband

Did The Debt Ceiling Deal Clip Broadband Funding?

Federal Broadband Funding Report: These Agencies Are Funding Internet for All

Federal Broadband Funding Report: These Agencies Are Funding Internet for All (Part II)

A Discussion About the State of Universal Service

Keiki to Kupuna, All Hawaiʻi's Residents Need Broadband

Does FCC’s Broadband Speed Benchmark Represent Actual Use and Needs? Nobody Knows.

House Hearing Examines Streamlining Broadband Permitting

Internet for All in California

Broadband is Key to Pennsylvania's Future

Delaware Converting Broadband Deserts

FCC Takes Next Steps Towards Just and Reasonable Communications

New York is Working to ConnectALL

FCC Plans Additional ACP Awareness Grants

50 Ways the American Rescue Plan Act is Improving Internet Connectivity

South Carolina's Bipartisan Efforts on the 'Next, Next Greatest Thing'

NTIA Needs to Hear From You About Two New Digital Equity Programs

One Year Later, What We Know About the Broadband Infrastructure Program

Federal Boost for Tennessee Broadband Accessibility

Broadband is Part of Wyoming's Strategy to Survive, Drive, and Thrive

Robust, Resilient, Broadband Infrastructure for Arizona

The Digital Skill Divide

The Broadband Oversight Plan

Meet Your House Communications Subcommittee

Introducing Your Senate Commerce Committee

Bringing Online Opportunities to Texans With Broadband—And Federal Funding

Federal Funding Fuels Nevada's Broadband Initiative

Better Internet for a Better Kentucky

Connect Alabama Gets Help From Capital Projects Fund

Understanding and Driving Enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program

American Rescue Plan Helping North Carolina Complete Access to Broadband

American Rescue Plan Act Will Help Connect Illinois

Indiana is All IN on Broadband

FCC: Broadband Market is on the Cusp of Generational Change

Broadband Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023

What the FCC Wants to Know About ACP Service

Next Steps on Affordable Connectivity Program Transparency

More Questions About Addressing Digital Discrimination

Best Practices for States and Localities to Advance Digital Equity

Model Policies and Best Practices to Prevent Digital Discrimination by Broadband Internet Access Service Providers

Here's How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Will Make it Easier to Shop for Broadband Service

American Rescue Plan Helps Connect New Mexico

A Colorado for All Requires Broadband Investment

The Capital Projects Fund Helps Utah Bridge Broadband Access Gap

Minnesota Again Taps Capital Projects Fund to Bridge Broadband Deployment Gap

Why We Need a Full-Strength FCC

Adoption is at the Heart of Florida’s Broadband Internet Policies

Georgia Elects for Broadband

Treasury Empowers Iowa's Push for Universal Broadband Access

Missouri Using 100% of Capital Projects Fund Allocation for Broadband

A Year One Update on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Making Broadband More Affordable

Elections Matter 2022

A Year One Update on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Investing in Broadband Adoption

A Year One Update on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Investing in Broadband Deployment

Apply Now to Receive Support for Your ACP Outreach Efforts

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Illinois Seeks Public Support for Broadband Plan

Vermont's Community-Based Broadband Solutions Get a Boost from American Rescue Plan

FCC's ACP Pilot Programs Coming Soon

Michigan All-In on Closing the Digital Divide with American Rescue Plan Support

Massachusetts to Launch Broadband Infrastructure Gap Networks Grant Program with Capital Projects Fund Award

Broadband Mapping By and For Communities

Wisconsin Broadband Infrastructure Projects Get a Boost from American Rescue Plan

A Proposal to Create the Foundation for Digital Equity

Capital Projects Fund Continues to Advance State Broadband Plans

New Hampshire is All-In for Broadband

North Dakota is Expanding Broadband's Reach with Capital Projects Fund

Capital Projects Fund Helps Build Nebraska's Broadband Bridge

Capital Projects Fund Helps Link Indiana to the World

Broadband is Key to Connecticut's Future

The Future of Universal Service is Still in the Future

How You Can Partner With the FCC to Improve Broadband Adoption

Broadband Is Not Taking An August Recess

FCC Works to Increase Broadband Subscribership in Federal Housing

An Update on Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment

How the Capital Projects Fund Can Help Your State Close the Digital Divide

Border-to-Border Broadband for Minnesota

Treasury Support Helps Connect Maine

Treasury's Capital Projects Fund Boosts Maryland's Network Infrastructure Grant Program

U.S. Treasury Helps Accelerate Broadband Deployment in Kansas

Capital Projects Fund Accelerates States' Efforts to Close the Digital Divide

Broadband is the Future of New Hampshire

Capital Projects Fund Aids West Virginia's Billion Dollar Broadband Strategy

Treasury Helps Broadband for Everyone in Louisiana

American Rescue Plan Fuels Virginia's Universal Broadband Efforts

Illinois' Approach to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs

Is the FCC Connecting America?

Congress Provides More Money for Rural Broadband Deployment

FCC needs your help to eliminate digital discrimination

What the American Rescue Plan is Doing for Broadband

How a State Can Blow a Once-in-a-Generation Investment to Close the Digital Divide

How can the FCC deliver better broadband to rural health care providers?

Broadband & the Future of Tech

Does your cable company participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program?

Bonds, Broadband Bonds

How Can the FCC Make it Easier to Shop for Broadband?

What's Next for the Affordable Connectivity Program?

Introducing the Affordable Connectivity Program

Rosenworcel & Davidson

NTIA Wants to Hear from You About the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NTIA's Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth Makes First Report to Congress

Your Chance to Weigh in on the Future of the Universal Service Fund

Broadband & Democracy

Farms Need Broadband

Transition of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program into the Affordable Connectivity Program

FCC Begins the Transition of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program into the Affordable Connectivity Program

A Big Day For Lifeline

When Do We Get Our Broadband?

The Largest U.S. Investment in Broadband Deployment Ever

The Largest U.S. Investment in Broadband Adoption Ever

How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will Make Broadband More Affordable

Investing in Middle Mile Infrastructure

Enhancing the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program

Addressing the Workforce Needs of the Telecommunications Industry

USDA Prime Broadband

The Digital Divide is Real—And It’s Sexist

The Facebook Files and the Future of Social Media

Waiting for Godot

Treasury Ready to Send Billions to States for Broadband Projects

How Do We Pay For Universal Service?

Broadband in the Black Rural South

Everyone Complains About the Lack of Competition. Now Someone Wants to Do Something About It.

2016 Called. It Wants to Know How Lifeline is Doing

Gearing Up to Connect Minority Communities

$1 Billion for Broadband Infrastructure on Tribal Lands

NTIA Has Millions for Broadband Infrastructure

Treasury Preps Billions for States and Localities. Will it Mean More Broadband?

How the FCC Will Help Schools and Libraries Bridge the Digital Divide

Digital Inclusion Week Indeed

Broadband Prices are Soaring. Competition is the Answer

Does Your State Need More Broadband?

Show Us the Money: Federal Broadband Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Urban League's Approach to Digital Equity

Does America Want to Invest in Broadband?