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Let's Get to Work on the Purposes of the Broadband Grant Program


By Charles Benton
This blog became the basis for a Benton filing

Many Voices, Many Eyes Needed

By Charles Benton

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A Gift to the Nation

Charles Benton

We have just a few days left in 2008, but there's still time for the Federal Communications Commission to give us a gift and correct a great error made on Election Day. There's overwhelming consensus that we should be moving to universal, affordable broadband. Here's how the FCC could set us on that course.

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A Broadband Action Plan for America


Charles Benton

In the Digital Age, universal, affordable, and robust broadband is the key to our nation's citizens reaching for - and achieving - the American Dream.

President-elect Obama can immediately exercise strong leadership to improve the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy by acting to craft a National Broadband Strategy.

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Putting the Public Interest Back Into Communications Part II: Broadband for Everyone, Everywhere

Putting the Public Interest Back Into Communications Part II:
Broadband for Everyone, Everywhere

Charles Benton

An invitation to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, has me thinking about defining our communications goals for the next Administration.

T.S. Eliot wrote:
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in the past

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Putting the Public Interest Back Into Communications Part I: The Civil Rights Imperative

Putting the Public Interest Back Into Communications Part I:
The Civil Rights Imperative

Charles Benton

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.

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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...