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Biography for Adam Bender

Adam Bender, Associate Editor, is the state and local telecommunications reporter for Communications Daily, where he also has covered Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. He has won awards for his Warren Communications News reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Specialized Information Publishers Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. Bender studied print journalism at American University and is the author of dystopian science-fiction novels. You can follow Bender at and @WatchAdam on Twitter.

Recent Articles by Adam Bender

NY, Mass. Democrats Go on DC Circuit’s Net Neutrality ‘Green Light’

New York lawmakers aim to coordinate next moves on net neutrality after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Oct. 1 that FCC 2017 net neutrality deregulation doesn’t stop state policies (see 1910010018). However…Subscribe to Read >>

Some See Northwest Fiber’s Frontier Buy as Chance to Fix Rural Internet

Competitors and consumer advocates in interviews hoped Northwest Fiber’s buy of Frontier Communications wireline, video and long-distance operations in four states will lead to better rural broadband. Oregon and Montana intervenors listed grievances with Frontier. They haven’t formally supported…Subscribe to Read >>

Industry Warns CPUC to Stay Away From Broadband Affordability

A fight's brewing in California over whether a state commission can study broadband affordability. Consumer advocates urged the California Public Utilities Commission last week to keep broadband part of a proposed framework for reviewing affordability of essential services…Subscribe to Read >>

Eyes on California AG as CCPA Effective Date Nears

Attention is turning to the California attorney general’s rulemaking to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act, after lawmakers made minor CCPA tweaks in their session ended this month (see 1909160045). The law takes effect Jan. 1, but enforcement…Subscribe to Read >>

New York PSC Approves Charter Settlement After 'Tough Process'

The New York Public Service Commission voted 3-1 to approve the state’s settlement with Charter Communications. At a livestreamed Thursday meeting, commissioners noted regrets and lessons learned from the sometimes-contentious process between the PSC's threatening in July 2018 to…Subscribe to Read >>