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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

California Commissioners Mull Backup Power and More Disaster Rules for Communications

The California Public Utilities Commission will weigh more disaster relief rules for communications providers in response to problems during recent public safety power shutoffs (PSPS), CPUC President Marybel Batjer said at a Wednesday hearing livestreamed from San Francisco…Subscribe to Read >>

States to FCC: Rushing 6 GHz Plans Could Endanger Critical Infrastructure

The FCC must take caution not to disrupt critical infrastructure as it opens the 6 GHz band to unlicensed users, said two state utility commissioners in support of a proposed NARUC resolution. State commissioners plan to vote on the…Subscribe to Read >>

Utilities Pan West Virginia's Close Adaptation of FCC Pole-Attachment Rules

Power companies reminded West Virginia it’s not bound by federal rules as the Public Service Commission develops pole-attachment regulations. The PSC collected comments Thursday after lawmakers reverse pre-empted the FCC (see 1910150014). West Virginia aims to join 20…Subscribe to Read >>

Maine PUC Member Slams Consolidated as State Adopts New Pole-Attachment Rate Method

A Maine commissioner compared Consolidated Communications to a railroad monopoly as he rejected the telephone incumbent’s opposition to new pole-attachment rates based on the FCC cable rate formula. The Public Utilities Commission voted 3-0 at its Tuesday meeting, Subscribe to Read >>

Mozilla Case Could Have Ramifications for VoIP Pre-emption

A fight over states seeking to regulate interconnected VoIP could return to the Supreme Court if it reviews the 2017 FCC net neutrality repeal, some experts told us. The court last month denied certiori to the Minnesota Public Utilities…Subscribe to Read >>