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Benton Tells FCC: Use Lifeline to Make Broadband More Affordable

Location:
Benton Foundation, 1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
4

In comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission on August 31, the Benton Foundation said that broadband service is crucial to full participation in our society and economy which are increasingly dependent upon the rapid exchange of information.

New Comcast innovation: A $30 charge to eliminate your data cap

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast has unveiled a new $30 charge that will let customers in Florida escape the company's 300GB monthly usage limit.

Rural Iowa to get broadband upgrades

Location:
Iowa Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50319, United States
Recommendation:
2

A federal infusion of $53.2 million in grants will help four companies expand broadband access to nearly 90,000 unserved or underserved Iowa homes.

NAB Offers Record Number of Congressional PSAs

Location:
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), 1771 N Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
1

The National Association of Broadcasters has released its latest batch of Hill-hosted public service announcements (PSAs) on topics ranging from depression and cyberbullying to literacy and distracted driving.

Sen Warner Drills Down On Digital, On Demand, Jobs

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) has asked the secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Labor (and the head of the Census Bureau) to see of they can come up with better ways to gauge the size, scope and growth of the on-demand economy powered by broadband-connected devices and GPS technology.

The most troublesome amendments to the cybersecurity bill

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

As the White House moves toward taking unprecedented steps to counter cyber hacks with international sanctions, Congress is sitting on an information-sharing bill that proponents say could keep US networks safer from electronic attacks.

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

benton logo

Benton Tells FCC: Use Lifeline to Make Broadband More Affordable

Location:
Benton Foundation, 1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
4

In comments filed at the Federal Communications Commission on August 31, the Benton Foundation said that broadband service is crucial to full participation in our society and economy which are increasingly dependent upon the rapid exchange of information.

New Comcast innovation: A $30 charge to eliminate your data cap

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast has unveiled a new $30 charge that will let customers in Florida escape the company's 300GB monthly usage limit.

Rural Iowa to get broadband upgrades

Location:
Iowa Capitol, 1007 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50319, United States
Recommendation:
2

A federal infusion of $53.2 million in grants will help four companies expand broadband access to nearly 90,000 unserved or underserved Iowa homes.

NAB Offers Record Number of Congressional PSAs

Location:
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), 1771 N Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
1

The National Association of Broadcasters has released its latest batch of Hill-hosted public service announcements (PSAs) on topics ranging from depression and cyberbullying to literacy and distracted driving.

Sen Warner Drills Down On Digital, On Demand, Jobs

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) has asked the secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Labor (and the head of the Census Bureau) to see of they can come up with better ways to gauge the size, scope and growth of the on-demand economy powered by broadband-connected devices and GPS technology.

The most troublesome amendments to the cybersecurity bill

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
1

As the White House moves toward taking unprecedented steps to counter cyber hacks with international sanctions, Congress is sitting on an information-sharing bill that proponents say could keep US networks safer from electronic attacks.

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