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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

Few States Plan to Offset Lost Federal Lifeline Voice Support

Some states are responding to a possible federal phaseout in Lifeline support for voice-only services, but many have no plans to replace lost support, state commission officials said. The FCC plans to phase out $5.25 in voice support Dec. 1…Subscribe to Read >>

CPUC Urged to Tackle Non-Voice Prison Rates

Inmate calling service providers could shift costs to video calling if the California Public Utilities Commission caps only voice rates, said public advocates Wednesday at a CPUC prehearing conference. After last month capping voice intrastate ICS rates at 7 cents…Subscribe to Read >>

Judges Question Preemption in Calif. Net Neutrality Case

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Danielle Forrest and Mary Schroeder asked about FCC preemptive authority after reclassifying broadband as a Communications Act Title I service, at oral argument Tuesday on ISP associations challenging a lower court denying preliminary…Subscribe to Read >>

Calif. Senate CASF Update Gets Legislative OK

The Senate half of a major California broadband proposal passed the legislature Thursday. Senators voted 29-8 without debate to concur with Assembly amendments to SB-4, which narrowly passed the other chamber Wednesday amid opposition by cable industry and other business…Subscribe to Read >>

CPUC Member: Don't Waste Time on Cable's Broadband Concerns

California Public Utilities Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves worries about the cable industry creating “false problems” that distract legislators from efforts to update the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF), she said in an interview. With CASF bills expected to be up…Subscribe to Read >>