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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

Road to More State Small-Cells Laws May Toughen as Industry Pushes

The wireless industry is making another push for small-cells laws, after 28 states and Puerto Rico enacted them over the past four years. Remaining states should “take notice that they might be left behind if they don’t get with…Subscribe to Read >>

CPUC Member Urges Longer Wireless Battery Backup Before Next Wildfires

Four hours is not enough” for battery backup at wireless cellsites, since last year’s public safety power shutoffs lasted two to eight days, California Public Utilities Commission member Genevieve Shiroma said Wednesday. CPUC is looking into the issue, she…Subscribe to Read >>

USAC Learned From Lifeline NV Missteps, NARUC Told

Universal Service Administrative Co. sees “good momentum” on the Lifeline national verifier after a rocky start that state regulators criticized last year, USAC Vice President-Lifeline Michelle Garber told NARUC. Garber told Telecom Committee members about progress connecting state databases…Subscribe to Read >>

Wicker Seeks to Pass Telecom Bills, as Congress Moves on From Impeachment

With impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump completed, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker hopes to move bipartisan bills on broadband mapping, net neutrality and Huawei, the Mississippi Republican said in a Monday keynote speech at the NARUC Winter…Subscribe to Read >>

Washington State Privacy Bill Cleared by Key Committees

Up against deadline to vote legislation out of committee, Washington state’s House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee cleared a comprehensive privacy bill. It's based on a Senate bill that’s supported by Microsoft and opposed by consumer privacy advocates…Subscribe to Read >>