Since 1981, we have championed communications as the bedrock of democracy.

-Charles Benton

Digital Beat

Michael Copps
July 12, 2018

Every week brings a new communications merger: AT&T-Time Warner, T-Mobile-Sprint, Disney-Fox or Comcast-Fox, Sinclair-Tribune, to mention just a few. What’s next Verizon and Comcast?  Ten years ago there were some merger combinations that would not even have been contemplated. Now they are reality.

Allister Chang, Brian Wallace
July 10, 2018

In 2016, Libraries Without Borders established the Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI) to expand the access and accessibility of information to families waiting for their clothes to wash and dry in laundromats. This article discusses the private-public partnerships between small, mom-and-pop laundromat businesses and library branches that have made this work possible.

Jonathan Sallet
June 27, 2018

Jonathan Sallet

Benton believes that communications policy—rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity—has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities to bridge our divides.

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