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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.

President Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Barack Obama largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.

Chairman Blackburn Takes Aim at FCC Noncom Disclosure Decision

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to roll-back a decision requiring board members of noncommercial broadcast outlets to provide ownership information to the commission, party of a larger decision on broadcast ownership disclosures.

Your research can help the FTC protect consumers

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

As I finish my year as Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist, I wanted to take one more opportunity to encourage researchers to conduct research relevant to consumer protection and share it with the FTC

Annual Assessment of 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:
3

This is the eighteenth report of the Federal Communications Commission to the United States Congress on the status of competition in the market for the delivery of video programming.

Vice President-elect Pence promises ‘big’ infrastructure bill as he address gathering of mayors

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged that the incoming administration would work with Republican and Democratic mayors alike on priorities facing America’s cities, including passage of a “big” infrastructure bill.

FTC Charges Qualcomm With Monopolizing Key Semiconductor Device Used in Cell Phones

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Qualcomm Inc. with using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.

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

President Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Barack Obama largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration, and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.

Chairman Blackburn Takes Aim at FCC Noncom Disclosure Decision

Location:
House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and Internet, Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street, Washington, DC, 20003, United States
Recommendation:
3

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to roll-back a decision requiring board members of noncommercial broadcast outlets to provide ownership information to the commission, party of a larger decision on broadcast ownership disclosures.

Your research can help the FTC protect consumers

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

As I finish my year as Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist, I wanted to take one more opportunity to encourage researchers to conduct research relevant to consumer protection and share it with the FTC

Annual Assessment of 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:
3

This is the eighteenth report of the Federal Communications Commission to the United States Congress on the status of competition in the market for the delivery of video programming.

Vice President-elect Pence promises ‘big’ infrastructure bill as he address gathering of mayors

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Vice President-elect Mike Pence pledged that the incoming administration would work with Republican and Democratic mayors alike on priorities facing America’s cities, including passage of a “big” infrastructure bill.

FTC Charges Qualcomm With Monopolizing Key Semiconductor Device Used in Cell Phones

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Qualcomm Inc. with using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.

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