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Op-ed

Sinclair, the FCC and Things Going Wrong—But for How Long?

Talk about a curveball. Last week, FCC Chairman Pai struck a potentially fatal blow to a deal that President Trump favored, the proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media.

If it had gone through, the deal would have had a major adverse impact on future election cycles, making Sinclair the king of the hill with unfettered capabilities to control political advertising and messages across all of its stations.

Op-ed

The Secret to Smart Policies About Smart Cities

Remarks of

Blair Levin

Brookings Metropolitan Project

at the

Next Century Cities Conference

Pittsburgh, PA

July 25, 2018

 

 

I want to talk about the secret to smart policies about smart cities. 

Weekly Digest

How Do You Change the Net Neutrality Debate?

You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of July 16-20, 2018

Op-ed

Under Assault

 

Michael J. Copps
Michael Copps

Op-ed

From Availability to Accessibility: Hyper-Local Public-Private Partnerships

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.

Analysis

Let’s Get Vertical

Jonathan Sallet
Jonathan Sallet

Op-ed

Cities, the FCC and Gigabit Networks

Prepared Remarks of Blair Levin

Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Project

Gigabit Summit

Kansas City, Missouri

June 26, 2018

 

 

It is pleasure to be with you today.

I open many speeches that way but here I really mean it.

The reason?

This summit symbolizes the enormous vision, and a great achievement, of cities.

Analysis

Highlights from Benton’s Four Decades: The Campaigns for Kids

Combining state-of-the-technologies with traditional and new media, Benton's Campaigns for Kids in the mid-1990's reinvented fulfillment for PSA campaigns

The following is an excerpt of an article with the same title

June 18-22, 2018
Weekly Digest

Disruptive Competition in 5G: T-Mobile and Sprint Submit Their Public Interest Statement

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of June 18-22, 2018