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Biography for Adam Bender

Adam Bender, Senior 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

States Plan for Key Role in $42.5B Broadband Program

State broadband leaders see opportunity for transformational change with at least $100 million coming to each state from the infrastructure law’s Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. States are in planning stages as NTIA prepares to distribute funding, said…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC OK Clears Verizon/Tracfone to Close This Week

Verizon expects to close on buying Tracfone this week following FCC OK Monday, the carrier’s spokesperson said. Three commissioners approved and Commissioner Brendan Carr concurred with the order clearing the wireless deal with consumer protection conditions. The California Public Utilities…Subscribe to Read >>

CPUC OKs Verizon/Tracfone; Eyes on FCC

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously cleared Verizon buying Tracfone (see our report here), leaving the FCC as the final regulatory approval needed for the acquisition that would affect many low-income customers. CPUC commissioners voted 5-0 at a virtual meeting…Subscribe to Read >>

Ore. Health Official Says RF Safety Report 'Wasn't Perfect'

The Oregon Health Authority “accepts some criticisms” about a 2020 report that found insufficient evidence that cellphone exposure can cause cancer, said Center for Health Protection Administrator Andre Ourso at an Oregon Senate Education Committee virtual hearing Monday. Ourso generally…Subscribe to Read >>

Calif. Slaps Amazon for Alleged COVID-19 Info Lapses

Amazon violated California labor law when it concealed from warehouse workers state-required information about COVID-19 cases in the workplace, California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) alleged Monday. Amazon would be required to change its practices under a stipulated judgment agreed…Subscribe to Read >>