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Weekly Digest

Is AT&T/Time Warner a Bad Deal? Or Getting a Bad Deal?

Robbie McBeath
McBeath

You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of November 4-10, 2017

July 9-13, 2018
Weekly Digest

Introducing Judge Brett Kavanaugh: Siding with Big Business and Big Brother

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of July 9-13, 2018

Op-ed

Under Assault

 

Michael J. Copps
Michael Copps

Op-ed

From Availability to Accessibility: Hyper-Local Public-Private Partnerships

In 2016, Libraries Without Borders established the Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI) to expand the access and accessibility of information to families waiting for their clothes to wash and dry in laundromats. This article discusses the private-public partnerships between small, mom-and-pop laundromat businesses and library branches that have made this work possible.

June 25-29, 2018
Weekly Digest

T-Mobile and Sprint Pitch Their Case Before Congress

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of June 25-29, 2018

Analysis

Let’s Get Vertical

Jonathan Sallet
Jonathan Sallet

Cities, the FCC and Gigabit Networks

Prepared Remarks of Blair Levin

Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Project

Gigabit Summit

Kansas City, Missouri

June 26, 2018

 

 

It is pleasure to be with you today.

I open many speeches that way but here I really mean it.

The reason?

This summit symbolizes the enormous vision, and a great achievement, of cities.

Analysis

Highlights from Benton’s Four Decades: The Campaigns for Kids

Combining state-of-the-technologies with traditional and new media, Benton's Campaigns for Kids in the mid-1990's reinvented fulfillment for PSA campaigns

The following is an excerpt of an article with the same title

June 18-22, 2018
Weekly Digest

Disruptive Competition in 5G: T-Mobile and Sprint Submit Their Public Interest Statement

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday.

Round-Up for the Week of June 18-22, 2018

Op-ed

From Availability to Accessibility: Why the Detroit Public Library Began Partnering with Coin Laundromats

Availability ≠ Accessibility

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

Margaret is a mother with two kids in elementary school. She purchases Internet for her family at home, but does not know how to use the school’s web portal to help her children find their homework assignments. In this case, the school’s web portal is technically available, but is it accessible? How do Margaret and her family learn the digital skills required to use the school’s web portal?