Benton Foundation Headlines
If we cannot get net neutrality right, we can forget about the transformative democratic potential of the net. Network neutrality is the necessary, but not the sufficient, foundation of an open internet. And anything less than a truly open internet would be a tragic denial of the awesome potential of digital technology to transform our lives.
Anchor institutions like schools, libraries and health care providers play an important role in bringing connectivity to their local communities. But advances in telemedicine and education will not be fully realized if rural consumers do not have adequate broadband service at home.
A group of privacy advocates want to help you protect your digital privacy using a public institution built for the analog age: your local public library.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Oct 18 said he could not make a “blanket commitment” to not putting journalists in jail.
President Donald Trump has, if possible, ratcheted up his media attacks, making it crystal clear Oct 18 he thinks the mainstream media are indeed enemies of the people, bent on destroying him and willing to stop at nothing.
Sens Klobuchar, Warner Announce Legislation to Prevent Foreign Interference in Future Elections, Improve Transparency of Online Political Ads
On Oct 19, Sens Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mark Waner (D-VA) will announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Sen John McCain (R-AZ) to prevent foreign interference in future elections and improve transparency of online political ads.
A top Facebook executive admitted that Russian agents had used the social network’s popular Messenger platform to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
The European Union has given a thumbs up to the EU-US Privacy Shield in its first annual review of the framework for protecting cross-border data flows.
Few things unite a Republican stalwart like Sen Roy Blunt (R-MO) and a Democratic firebrand like Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO). But the prospect of a political win prompted the two Sens to put aside their differences this week — and practically plead with Amazon to plop its new headquarters in their shared home state of Missouri.
A state lawmaker in Michigan wants to prevent cities and towns from using any government funding to provide Internet service.
FCC Pauses 180-Day Transaction Shot Clock In The Tribune-Sinclair Proceeding To Allow For Additional Comment
We permit interested parties to submit additional comments in the proceeding for the transfer of control of Tribune Media Company (Tribune) to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Sinclair).
I’m sure that those that love to regulate will try to make the weak case that the status of the wireless industry occurred because of — and not despite — the Federal Communications Commission’s regulations, particularly our Net Neutrality burdens.
Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee are calling for an oversight hearing for the Federal Communications Commission following President Donald Trump’s threats against media outlets' broadcast licenses recently.
Apparently, Sinclair Broadcast Group received bids for as many as 10 television stations that could fetch up to $1 billion as it takes steps to win approval of its proposed merger with Tribune Media.