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Weekly Digest

U.S. Addresses the Digital Divide Where it Lives

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; to get your own copy, subscribe at www.benton.org/user/register

Weekly Digest

A Human Rights Debate Reaches the FCC

Does everyone have a fundamental right to access the Internet?

Over the past two weeks, a debate at least three years old has reached the Federal Communications Commission: Does everyone have a fundamental right to access the Internet? That is – Is Internet access a human right?

Weekly Digest

FCC Moves Toward Making Broadband More Affordable Through Its Lifeline Program

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; to get your own copy, subscribe at www.benton.org/user/register

Analysis

Tom Wheeler - The Halftime Report

This is a good time to assess what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has accomplished since November 2013 -- and what is to come

Tom Wheeler’s tenure as Federal Communications Commission Chairman is at the halfway point. This is a good time to assess what he has accomplished and what is to come.

Weekly Digest

What Just Happened to NSA Reform?

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; to get your own copy, subscribe at www.benton.org/user/register

Analysis

Federal Funding Fosters Senior Digital Learning

A small number of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects focused on connecting seniors. Here are a few highlights.

Concern about seniors being left behind in the digital divide is not a recent phenomenon. Some efforts date back to the mid-1990s. Others emerged when the federal government began to pay serious attention about a decade ago.