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Children Now: The stakes are too high to sell children's needs short

Testimony of Patti Miller
Vice President, Children Now

United States Senate
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies and
Financial Services and General Government
"Watch What You Eat: Food Marketing to Kids"
September 23, 2008

Children Now thanks Senators Harkin, Specter, Durbin and Brownback for hosting this hearing today to address the influence of food marketing on children's health. It could not come at a more critical time.

Benton Editorial

Why Broadband Matters

Charles Benton

The Senate Commerce Committee meets September 16 to hear testimony on the consumer benefits of broadband service. The question of the day is ? I could offer a long list of reasons why broadband matters, but the list of reasons is too long to enumerate here because it is over 305 million names long.

Luckily, the Senate's hearing focuses on people rather than pipes.

Broadband matters for every American. Broadband matters...

Benton Editorial
Benton Editorial

Saving Red Lion

Charles Benton

Benton Editorial
Benton Editorial

Accelerating the Great Broadband Migration

Charles Benton

We’re number 2! We’re number 2! China has now topped the United States in total number of broadband subscribers and its growth rate in this field doubles ours. In the U. S., we’re not used to being the runner-up. But when it comes to the Internet, we’ve become an “also ran” on the international scene. We now rank 15th out of 30 developed nations in per capita broadband penetration.

Intersection of Race and Telecomm Policy: Media Power in Wrong Hands Brings Neither "Peace of Mind nor Serenity of Spirit"

On March 18, Sen Barack Obama delivered a speech called "A More Perfect Union." Many have viewed the speech as a challenge to the nation to address our "racial stalemate." The Benton Foundation is taking the opportunity to host a dialogue on the intersection of race and telecommunications policy. (See our previous interview with Andrew Schwartzman)

Will Kids Pay the Price for Recall Failures?

Will Kids Pay the Price for Recall Failures?

David K. Aylward

Thoughts on the D Block/Public Safety Broadband Network Auction: Policy Right; Business Wrong

David Aylward

It is really a shame the FCC’s D Block/Public Safety auction didn’t work. But even in the failure, we should be delighted at the enormous policy progress it represents. Let’s hope the parties involved get the business side correct on the second round.

Intersection of Race and Telecomm Policy: Andrew Schwartzman

On March 18, Sen Barack Obama delivered a speech called "A More Perfect Union." Many have viewed the speech as a challenge to the nation to address our "racial stalemate." Beginning today, the Benton Foundation is taking the opportunity to host a dialogue on the intersection of race and telecommunications policy.