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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

Wash. Rep to Seek Tougher Measure as State Tries Again on Privacy

Enforcement looks again to be central to the privacy debate in Washington state this year. Rep. Shelley Kloba (D) said in an interview she will soon introduce a bill with a private right of action, unlike in Sen. Reuven Carlyle’s…Subscribe to Read >>

Wyoming Subsidy Fight Shines Light on FCC Broadband Map

Problematic FCC maps and a rush to meet a federal deadline to use coronavirus relief money factor into a dispute over Wyoming broadband support, said the different sides in interviews. Tongue River Communications said it could go out of business…Subscribe to Read >>

FCC Clears Frontier Reorg as Carrier Bears Down on Remaining State OKs

The FCC cleared Frontier Communications’ bankruptcy reorganization Thursday with conditions. Frontier Communications promised fiber to states that waited to clear the bankrupt carrier's reorganization. Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) proposed conditional OK Tuesday. Frontier offered voluntary commitments to Pennsylvania…Subscribe to Read >>

Texas USF Law Sought by PUC Not Likely Soon, Warns State Legislator

Texas legislators probably can’t quickly fix a state USF on the brink of collapse, a top state lawmaker told us Friday. The Public Utility Commission, which has been unwilling to make changes on its own authority, sought legislative guidance in…Subscribe to Read >>

DC Mayor Won't Revamp 911 Office as Director Resigns Amid Audit

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) doesn't plan to restructure the capital's 911 call center after Office of Unified Communications Director Karima Holmes' resignation, Bowser said Tuesday. The mayor praised Holmes for leaving OUC “so much better than what she found.&rdquo…Subscribe to Read >>