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The Facebook Files and the Future of Social Media

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of October 4-8, 2021 We might be tempted to remember this as Mark and the terrible, horrible, no good, […]

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Benton and TPRC Celebrate 5 years of Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Awards

It may be odd to speak of a celebration in the time of COVID, but I believe there is value in highlighting the good when we can. This year, the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society celebrates our 40th year of protecting democratic values and championing a communications system that works for everyone. Our values of access, […]

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Our Challenge to Finally Close the Digital Divide

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of July 26–30, 2021 For 40 years, the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society has helped strengthen communities by advancing […]

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Treasury Preps Billions for States and Localities. Will it Mean More Broadband?

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of May 10-14, 2021 Typically, the Department of Treasury is outside the scope of broadband policy. But in March, […]

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2020 TPRC Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Awards

Since 1981, Benton has strived for a stronger, more equitable, and more just America by making sure that everyone in the U.S. can use the latest communications technologies. And we root our work in the shared values of access, equity, and diversity. Over those 40 years, the media have changed, but not our mission. Now, […]

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Broadband Lessons Learned in 2020

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. This week Benton’s Executive Director, Adrianne B. Furniss, takes the mic. Round-Up for the Week of December 14-18, 2020 2020 is not a year we’ll want to remember, but it is […]

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Do We Still Have Broadband HEROES?

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of September 28-October 2, 2020 This week, House Democrats unveiled an updated version of the HEROES Act, a pandemic-relief bill the […]

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Creating Opportunity: New Jobs Require Digital Skills and Broadband

About one-third of the U.S. job market is made up of middle-skill jobs, which do not require four-year college degrees. Data indicate that the number of these jobs exceeds the supply of available workers. The skills needed for these jobs include facility with the internet and computers. These digital skills are a pathway to good […]

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Broadband’s Role in Building a Just Society

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Honoring Juneteenth, today we share an editorial from Benton Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss Round-Up for the Week of June 15-19, 2020 Perhaps there’s no better day […]

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The Internet is Not Working for Everyone

May 26, 2020Source: Benton Institute for Broadband & SocietyAuthor: Kevin TaglangCoverage Type: Analysis We’re all obviously aware of the unprecedented National Emergency President Donald Trump declared on March 13, 2020 and the shelter-at-home orders many have lived under in the last few months. Telework, telehealth, and distance education have all boomed during this time, testing residential broadband networks […]