Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.
Digital Beat Blog
Here Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton and others offer their unique perspective on communications policy.
- National Broadband Plans: From Vision to Strategy to Execution by Blair Levin
- The Columbus Compact by Kevin Taglang
- The Long Arm of the National Security-Communications Industry Complex by Michael Copps
The E-rate program was established in 1997 and represents the federal government’s largest education technology program. Learn More
Phone to Fiber
On our way to an all-IP future, how do we ensure that our newest technologies continue to support some of our oldest values? Learn More
The Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers. Learn More
The Benton Foundation and Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) are exploring a potential digital literacy campaign that targets older adults. Learn More
Congress is poised to make a number of critical yet irreversible decisions this year and next that will shape our communications future for decades to come. Learn More
Implementing the National Broadband Plan
America is on the verge of vast new broadband-driven digital transformation that promises to make life more livable, businesses more productive, jobs more plentiful, and the Internet more accessible. Learn More
Mergers & Acquisitions
Benton has made it easier to track regulatory review of major telecommunications mergers and acquisitions. Learn More
Phone to Fiber Paper Coming Soon
Ready to trade your telephone line for a broadband line? That transition is coming, but how do we make sure consumers aren’t harmed in the process? A new report coming from the Benton Foundation explores the question.