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Since 1996, the Benton Foundation has provided free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape. Since September 2005, we've used individual stories to help track developments in telecommunications legislation, the media ownership debate and efforts to ensure universal broadband.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

SlingTV, Yahoo NFL Streaming, and What Online Video Means for Sports Fans

Location:
National Football League (NFL), 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Recommendation:
1

For many Americans, live sports are the last piece of television content that is appointment viewing. And for many Americans, the only thing of value on television is the NFL. The fact that fans want to watch sports live, along with the sheer number of viewers of NFL games, makes live streaming of sports content vital to the future of online video.

Newsonomics: On end games and end times

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
1

We’ve read so many obituaries for news media over the past 10 years that you’d think we’d be inured to yet another. But the onslaught of off-site distribution initiatives -- from Facebook’s soon-to-expand Instant Articles to Apple News to Snapchat Discover, and most recently Twitter Lightning and whatever may next emerge as an offspring of Google News -- now offers yet another existential moment.

American Registry for Internet Numbers Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses

Location:
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), 3635 Concorde Parkway, Chantilly, VA, 20151-1125, United States
Recommendation:
2

The American Registry for Internet Numbers, the North American organization responsible for handing out new IP addresses, says its banks have run dry.

FCC Seeks Comment on the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

This Public Notice solicits data, information, and comment on the state of competition in the delivery of video programming for the Federal Communications Commission’s Seventeenth Report.

What Happens When Your Phone Network Fails?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Fun fact: unlike traditional copper lines, most new “land line” phone technologies don’t run on their own power. When the power goes out, so does the phone line—and your ability to call for help.

Salon’s Editorial Staff Plans to Unionize

Location:
Salon Media Group, San Francisco, CA, United States
Recommendation:
1

The editorial staff of the online magazine Salon plans to unionize.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

SlingTV, Yahoo NFL Streaming, and What Online Video Means for Sports Fans

Location:
National Football League (NFL), 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Recommendation:
1

For many Americans, live sports are the last piece of television content that is appointment viewing. And for many Americans, the only thing of value on television is the NFL. The fact that fans want to watch sports live, along with the sheer number of viewers of NFL games, makes live streaming of sports content vital to the future of online video.

Newsonomics: On end games and end times

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
1

We’ve read so many obituaries for news media over the past 10 years that you’d think we’d be inured to yet another. But the onslaught of off-site distribution initiatives -- from Facebook’s soon-to-expand Instant Articles to Apple News to Snapchat Discover, and most recently Twitter Lightning and whatever may next emerge as an offspring of Google News -- now offers yet another existential moment.

American Registry for Internet Numbers Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses

Location:
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), 3635 Concorde Parkway, Chantilly, VA, 20151-1125, United States
Recommendation:
2

The American Registry for Internet Numbers, the North American organization responsible for handing out new IP addresses, says its banks have run dry.

FCC Seeks Comment on the Status of Competition in the Market for the Delivery of Video Programming

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

This Public Notice solicits data, information, and comment on the state of competition in the delivery of video programming for the Federal Communications Commission’s Seventeenth Report.

What Happens When Your Phone Network Fails?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

Fun fact: unlike traditional copper lines, most new “land line” phone technologies don’t run on their own power. When the power goes out, so does the phone line—and your ability to call for help.

Salon’s Editorial Staff Plans to Unionize

Location:
Salon Media Group, San Francisco, CA, United States
Recommendation:
1

The editorial staff of the online magazine Salon plans to unionize.

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