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2018 Charles Benton Digital Equity Award

Adrianne B. Furniss

Presentation of Charles Benton Digital Equity Award to Deb Socia

Net Inclusion 2018

April 18, 2018

(prepared remarks)

Before I begin, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Samantha Schartman-Cycyk, who was charged with managing the Benton Digital Equity Champion Award process this year, and also thank her dedicated committee.


The Future Openness of the Internet Should Not Turn on the Decision of a Particular Company

On Tuesday, April 17, the House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing –  entitled “From Core to Edge: Perspective on Internet Prioritization” – to  better understanding of how network operators manage data flows over the Internet and how data is prioritized from the network core to the edge.


Is Facebook a 'Bug' in Our Democracy? Part 1

This article is the first in a series looking at Facebook's influence on our democratic discourse and elections. (see Part II and Part III)

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Weekly Digest

Now that the RAY BAUM’S Act is Law, What's In It?

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of April 2-6


Kevin Taglang


Louis Brandeis: A Man for This Season

Benton Foundation

“If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.”


Report Reveals Surprising Data About Mobile Broadband Usage in Schools

A recent Mobile Beacon report analyzing mobile broadband usage by non-profit organizations, including schools, finds that schools utilizing Mobile Beacon’s 4G LTE internet service indicate that the ability to supplement and/or extend existing school networks is the greatest benefit of the service.


A Cost-Effective Strategy to Connect Rural America

Extending broadband's reach to every American community has been a vexing problem for policymakers for years. Today, the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition offers research we believe will contribute to finding a solution.