Press Release Archives

Benton Foundation Applauds FCC’s Big Broadband Boost for Education

On December 11, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission voted to close the school and library connectivity gap by adjusting E-rate program rules and support levels in order to meet long-term program goals for high-speed connectivity to and within all eligible schools and libraries. The following was written by Charles Benton, Chairman of the Benton Foundation, and Amina Fazlullah, the Benton Foundation's Director of Policy:

FCC Moves IP Transition Forward

On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order establishing a budget and a methodology for selecting winning applications for the Connect America rural broadband experiments adopted by the Commission in its 2014 Technology Transitions Order. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah:

Benton Statement on Network Neutrality Proceeding

On April 24, 2014, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler released a statement, “Setting the Record Straight on the FCC’s Open Internet Rules,” saying that a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking follows the roadmap established by the D.C. Court as to how to enforce rules of the road that protect an Open Internet and asks for further comments on the approach. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Director of Policy Amina Fazlullah:

Michael Copps: A Time For "No!"

In his latest op-ed published in the Benton Foundation's Digital Beat blog, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps says the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is bad news all around -- "bad for consumers, competition, and our very democracy." He focuses on three key facts: