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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

State Legislators Advance Broadband Bills

Legislatures took up broadband bills in California and other states this week. Bills address grants or change state policies including for electric cooperatives. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the acute need to expand broadband access across the country,” and…Subscribe to Read >>

Muni Fiber Sees Business Boom Amid Pandemic

Municipal broadband networks see a spike in subscribers and users upgrading speeds amid the coronavirus, said executives in recent interviews. The pandemic supports allowing muni broadband, they and other local advocates said. Skeptics countered that a short-term boom doesn’t…Subscribe to Read >>

Frontier's Northwest Buyer Aims to Be 'Different'; Some Stakeholders Hopeful

The acquirer of Frontier Communications’ northwest network is weathering a global pandemic and the seller’s bankruptcy as it seeks to be “a different kind of company,” Ziply Fiber CEO Harold Zeitz said in an interview Monday. The rebranded Northwest…Subscribe to Read >>

COVID-19 Highlights Need for NG-911 but Could Delay Rollout

The pandemic is making the case for next-generation 911 while complicating some deployments, state emergency number officials and others told us this month. “Our migration schedule is completely destroyed,” said Colorado State 911 Program Manager Daryl Branson. COVID-19 hot…Subscribe to Read >>

California Privacy Act Sequel Likely Coming to Voters

A November ballot vote on California consumer privacy might be inevitable despite lukewarm reception from groups that typically back such measures. Industry hasn’t formally opposed the proposed California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) and legislative intervention is no sure thing…Subscribe to Read >>