Since 1981, we have championed communications as the bedrock of democracy.

-Charles Benton

Digital Beat

Allister Chang, Qumisha Goss
June 18, 2018

Availability ≠ Accessibility

Increasing the availability of information does not necessarily increase its accessibility. What’s the difference?

Benton Editorial
Adrianne Furniss
June 11, 2018

Adrianne B. Furniss

Jim Lynch
June 6, 2018

Researchers at Purdue University maintain that the digital divide is the most critical issue of the 21st century.

Benton believes that communications policy—rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity—has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities to bridge our divides.

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