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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.

Obama Administration to Help Five Small Communities Revitalize Downtowns through Broadband Service

Location:
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, 20250, United States
Recommendation:
4

The US Department of Agriculture and the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the selection of communities in five states that will participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, an innovative initiative to help people use broadband service for downtown revitalization and economic development.

Big Data: A Report on Algorithmic Systems, Opportunity, and Civil Rights

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
4

As technology advances and our economic, social, and civic lives become increasingly digital, we are faced with ethical questions of great consequence. Big data and associated technologies create enormous new opportunities to revisit assumptions and instead make data-driven decisions.

Senate Judiciary Schedules Hearing on FCC Broadband Privacy Framework

Location:
Senate Judiciary Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building -- 226, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a May 11 hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's proposed broadband privacy framework, oversight the FCC inherited from the Federal Trade Commission when the FCC reclassified Internet service providers under Title II and it has lined up an A-list witness table.

Facebook, Twitter taking part in GOP convention despite anti-Trump pressure

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Facebook and Twitter will both be supporting the Republican National Convention in 2016 despite pressure from groups to stay away from the gathering because of Donald Trump.

Nightmarish transition from Verizon to Frontier has no end in sight

Location:
Frontier Communications, 3 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT, 06905, United States
Recommendation:
3

A California legislative committee will hold hearings on problems former Verizon customers are having more than a month after their service was switched to Frontier Communications.

Competitive Carriers Association to FCC: Stick With 39-Month TV Station Repack Timetable

Location:
Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), 805 15th St. NW formerly the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
2

Smaller wireless carriers are urging the Federal Communications Commission to stick with its 39-month timetable to repack TV stations after the spectrum auction.

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

Obama Administration to Help Five Small Communities Revitalize Downtowns through Broadband Service

Location:
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, 20250, United States
Recommendation:
4

The US Department of Agriculture and the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the selection of communities in five states that will participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, an innovative initiative to help people use broadband service for downtown revitalization and economic development.

Big Data: A Report on Algorithmic Systems, Opportunity, and Civil Rights

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
4

As technology advances and our economic, social, and civic lives become increasingly digital, we are faced with ethical questions of great consequence. Big data and associated technologies create enormous new opportunities to revisit assumptions and instead make data-driven decisions.

Senate Judiciary Schedules Hearing on FCC Broadband Privacy Framework

Location:
Senate Judiciary Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building -- 226, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a May 11 hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's proposed broadband privacy framework, oversight the FCC inherited from the Federal Trade Commission when the FCC reclassified Internet service providers under Title II and it has lined up an A-list witness table.

Facebook, Twitter taking part in GOP convention despite anti-Trump pressure

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Facebook and Twitter will both be supporting the Republican National Convention in 2016 despite pressure from groups to stay away from the gathering because of Donald Trump.

Nightmarish transition from Verizon to Frontier has no end in sight

Location:
Frontier Communications, 3 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT, 06905, United States
Recommendation:
3

A California legislative committee will hold hearings on problems former Verizon customers are having more than a month after their service was switched to Frontier Communications.

Competitive Carriers Association to FCC: Stick With 39-Month TV Station Repack Timetable

Location:
Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), 805 15th St. NW formerly the Rural Cellular Association (RCA), Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
2

Smaller wireless carriers are urging the Federal Communications Commission to stick with its 39-month timetable to repack TV stations after the spectrum auction.

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