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Former FCC and DoJ Staffer Jon Sallet Pens "Antitrust is Law Enforcement"

Jon Sallet is the new Benton Senior Fellow. Jon's work focuses on policies to preserve and protect internet openness, to advance competition more broadly, including through antitrust, and to support Federal Communications Commission actions to protect privacy, security, and broadband deployment. Jon was the FCC General Counsel/Acting General Counsel (2013-2016), and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice (2016-2017). 

Pai Lifeline Proposal is Sad for Anyone Who Believes in Truly Universal Service

Contact: Adrianne B. Furniss

Pai Lifeline Proposal is Sad for Anyone Who Believes in Truly Universal Service

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed changes to the Lifeline program, which makes telecommunications services, including internet access, more affordable for low-income households. The following may be attributed to Benton Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:

Benton Welcomes New Fellows Jonathan Sallet and Denise Linn Riedl

Contact:
Adrianne B. Furniss
847-328-3040
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Benton Welcomes New Fellows Jonathan Sallet and Denise Linn Riedl

Adrianne B. Furniss named two new Benton Fellows: former Federal Communications Commission General Counsel Jonathan Sallet and Denise Linn Riedl, Program Analyst for Smart Chicago Collaborative.

Benton Welcomes Full FCC

Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr were sworn in today as commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission. The following may be attributed to Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss:

The Benton Foundation congratulates Commissioners Rosenworcel and Carr as they begin their terms on the Federal Communications Commission. They both bring a wealth of experience to the challenges and opportunities facing the FCC.