Now They Come for the Children

In a blog post today, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly suggested a reconsideration of “ineffective and burdensome requirements” that television broadcasters air minimal amounts of educational and informational programming for children. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:

Former FCC and DoJ Staffer Jon Sallet Pens "Antitrust is Law Enforcement"

Jon Sallet is the new Benton Senior Fellow. Jon's work focuses on policies to preserve and protect internet openness, to advance competition more broadly, including through antitrust, and to support Federal Communications Commission actions to protect privacy, security, and broadband deployment. Jon was the FCC General Counsel/Acting General Counsel (2013-2016), and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice (2016-2017).