Thursday, March 16, 2023
Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Applauds FCC's Move Towards Phone Justice
Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission approved an item seeking comment on its expanded authority over incarcerated people's communications services, as set forth in the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2022. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:
"We are pleased that the FCC is moving so quickly to start the implementation of the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act. Incarcerated people and their loved ones have waited far too long to obtain the right to stay in touch and to help keep their families intact. We are proud that our Board Member, former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has played a pivotal role in getting to this result."
The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people in the U.S. have access to competitive, High-Performance Broadband regardless of where they live or who they are. We believe communication policy - rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity - has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities.
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