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Benton Partners With SHLB to Nourish Communities With Broadband

[Commentary] The Benton Foundation is publishing the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition’s Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan because our top priority for 2016 and beyond is affordable broadband access a

Recap: FCC Oversight Hearing Focuses on Lifeline Program

The House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing on July 12 – just for fun.

Platforms Without Media?

[Commentary] So far 2016 has defied conventional wisdom and political history on many fronts. There are signs that even platform drafting might be affected. But so far we haven’t heard much on media policy.

Public Interest Advocates Discuss IP Transition with FCC

Eleven public interest advocates (including the Benton Foundation) filed a letter on July 7, 2016, to express concern with a draft order that will streamline the framework for Federal Communications Commission evaluation of requests to discontinue

Clinton Puts Forth a Tech Plan. Trump Doesn’t.

[Commentary] Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton unveiled her Technology & Innovation Agenda this week.

Levers to Intensify Broadband Competition -- Part I Spectrum

[Commentary] The National Broadband Plan has a lot of recommendations for improving the spectrum position of the mobile providers.

The Net Neutrality State of Play

[Commentary] The President of the United States weighed in against a fast-lane/slow-lane Internet.

#NetNeutrality News Never Sleeps (Even in August)

August in Washington (DC) is hot and muggy. But when the future of the Internet is at stake, there’s no break in the news.

What’s in the E-rate Order? A Request for More Input and Data

Although the Federal Communications Commission adopted many changes to the E-rate program on July 11, 2014, the FCC also launched a new proceeding -- a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking -- seeking public comment on additional issues.

Can Online Public Files Combat the Flood of Money in Elections?

[Commentary] This week the New York Times reported on an explosion of spending on political advertising on television.