Jon Sallet

October 2020 - April 2021

Consultant, United Soybean Board-Benton Institute project, Rural Broadband and the Future of American Farming

Jon's work focused on policies to support FCC actions to promote broadband access and deployment, and to advance competition, including through antitrust. Jon is the former-FCC General Counsel/Acting General Counsel (2013-2016), and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice (2016-2017). 

Jon is the author of Benton's 2019 Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the 2020sour 2020 update, Broadband for America Now, and the 2021 report, If We Build It, Will They Come? Lessons from Open-Access, Middle-Mile Networks.

Jon's Articles:

Open-Access, Middle-Mile Networks: Deployment and Competition

Written Statement for the Reimagine New York Commission

America’s Broadband Moment: Creating a Broadband Competition Policy Agenda

America’s Broadband Moment: Making Broadband Affordable

America’s Broadband Moment

Affordable Broadband Now and Later

Remembering Henry Geller

Our Networks Are More Vital Than Ever. The FCC Owes Us Updates. (in Undark magazine)

Our Broadband Moment–Acting Now and Looking Forward

Four Steps Towards E-Rate Connectivity and Competition

Community Anchor Institutions as Launching Pads for High-Performance Broadband Deployment

Tell The Story We Know: Broadband Competition is Too Limited

From Places to People—Connecting Individuals to Community Anchor Institutions

Supporting the Increasingly Important Missions of Community Anchor Institutions

The FCC Should Only Fund Scalable, Future-Proof Broadband Networks

State of Broadband 2020

Creating an Affordability Agenda

Digital Skills and Broadband Adoption

From Networks to People

Rural Electric Cooperatives Deliver Broadband

Too Big to be Left Unnoticed: America's Uncompetitive Broadband Market

Imperial County: Closing the Homework Gap in a California Desert Community

Michigan’s MERIT Network: Connectivity To and Through Community Anchors

Bringing High-Performance Broadband to Rural America

Building Blocks for a National Broadband Agenda

Deployment of Networks Where Adequate Broadband Does Not Exist

Competition Increases Choices and Spurs Lower Prices and Better-Quality Service

Affordability and Adoption for Those Who Wish to Have Broadband in Their Homes but Lack the Means or the Skills to Acquire It

Connecting Communities with High-Performance Broadband

Libraries and Schools Join Hands to Connect New Mexico Pueblos

Broadband is the New Railroad

Three Important Points on Broadband Competition

Brandeis and the Willingness to Innovate

Brandeis, Competition, and Sectorial Regulation

Brandeis: An Emphasis on Facts

From Broad Goals to Antitrust Legislative Standards

Antitrust Law: Look Back to the Future

The Goals of Antitrust: The Legislative Perspective

Brandeis’s Framework for Antitrust and Competition

We Must Let Our Minds Be Bold

Let's Get Vertical

Net Neutrality and Our Freedom to Think and Speak

Louis Brandeis: A Man for This Season

Multisided Platforms and Antitrust Enforcement (with Michael Katz)

Net neutrality regulations perfectly fit the FCC's statutory intent (in The Hill)

Antitrust is Law Enforcement