The following statement can be attributed to the Benton Foundation's Policy Counsel, Amina Fazlullah:
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The Benton Foundation strongly supports the Third Way as a solution to the challenges of the adverse decision in Comcast v. Federal Communications Commission and a changing marketplace for broadband. The proposal is consistent with pre-2002 classifications of Internet service, which have long held that the transmission component is separable from the information service. Benton urges the FCC to bring its broadband policy in line with current consumer views of broadband and reduces legal uncertainty regarding its authority to pursue the goals of the National Broadband Plan.
The following statement is attributable to Amina Fazlullah, Policy Counsel of the Benton Foundation
We are heartened to hear that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to return to a robust and open public process surrounding the future regulatory framework of broadband.
New research from the Federal Communications Commission finds that between 14 and 24 million Americans still lack access to broadband, and the immediate prospects for deployment to them are bleak. The FCC report concludes that the goal of universal availability -- deployment to all Americans -- is not being met in a timely way. The following statement can be attributed to Charles Benton, Benton Foundation CEO and Chairman.
On June 28, President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum with the aim of freeing for auction some 500 megahertz of spectrum that is now controlled by the federal government and private companies. The directive supports key recommendations of the National Broadband Plan that the Federal Communications Commission sent to Congress in March. The following statement can be attributed to Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton:
Focus on Making Promise of the National Broadband Plan a Reality
Amina Fazlullah Named Policy Counsel; Joanne Hovis Joins Board of Directors
Washington, DC - June 1, 2010 - Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton today named Amina Fazlullah the organization's Policy Counsel, and is pleased to announce that Joanne Hovis has joined the foundation's board of directors.
At a press event earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) as part of the National Broadband Plan. The following statement may be attributed to Benton Foundation Chairman and CEO Charles Benton:
The Benton Foundation seeks a Public Policy Analyst to assist in the management and direction the foundation's media and telecommunications policy objectives. The Public Policy Analyst is responsible for helping to carry out a comprehensive policy strategy and help design and administer programs that advance our policy goals.