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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

Digital Ad Tax Measures Could Be Coming to More States

Connecticut and Massachusetts are among states weighing digital ad taxes, after Maryland enacted one and despite industry lawsuits against that state. A proposed 5% Massachusetts tax on businesses making at least $25 million annually in digital ad revenue there is…Subscribe to Read >>

ISPs Sue NY for Requiring Low-Price Broadband

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) vowed to fight six telecom associations challenging the state for requiring all ISPs to sell a $15 monthly internet plan to low-income households. Claiming the program is preempted rate regulation, the New York State…Subscribe to Read >>

Fla. Lawmakers Let Privacy Bill Die, OK Social Media Rules

Florida’s comprehensive privacy bill failed Friday amid disagreement over a private right of action. HB-969 sponsor Rep. Fiona McFarland (R) looks “forward to continuing the good work on this complicated issue in the next session,” she wrote. Legislators passed SB-7072…Subscribe to Read >>

High ICS Rates Disconnect Families, CPUC Told

California rates are too high for inmate calling services, which are a lifeline for incarcerated people and their families, the California Public Utilities Commission was told at a Wednesday hearing. Those incarcerated and their loved ones dialed in to share…Subscribe to Read >>

Fla. Legislators Back Pole Regulation; Senate Cuts Private Suits

Florida could soon join 22 other states and Washington, D.C., in regulating pole attachments. The legislature passed a bill Wednesday to give the state authority to reverse preempt the FCC. A separate bill to regulate social media neared the finish…Subscribe to Read >>