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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

Telecom Has 'Shared Responsibility' Adapting to Climate Change, FCBA Told

Pole policies and participants must respond to climate change, said current and former state utilities regulators during an FCBA virtual event Monday. Pole replacement backlogs and insufficient information about attachments are challenges, they said. Florida could finalize its process this…Subscribe to Read >>

Emergency Appeal Expected as 5th Circuit Allows Texas to Enforce Social Media Law

Tech groups could soon go to the Supreme Court, after the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals lifted a lower court’s temporary ban on Texas’ social media law. Judges issued the 2-1 order, without written explanation, two days after oral…Subscribe to Read >>

CPUC Warned Not to Extend Service Quality Rules Beyond POTS

The California Public Utilities Commission would break the law if it extended landline service-quality rules to VoIP, broadband or wireless, the telecom industry warned in comments filed Monday on a rulemaking sought by consumer advocates to update telecom service-quality standards…Subscribe to Read >>

Louisiana Panel Clears Eleventh-Hour Edits to Privacy Bill

Some bristled at a Louisiana legislator proposing changes to a sweeping privacy bill on the Friday before a Monday legislative hearing. The House Commerce Committee cleared HB-987 by voice with Microsoft-backed amendments. Committee members from both parties listed issues they…Subscribe to Read >>

As Calif. Net Neutrality Case Ends, Some Look to 2nd Circuit

Open internet supporters cheered ISPs dropping their challenge of California’s net neutrality law. National telecom associations indicated Wednesday they won’t appeal to the Supreme Court after the full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to rehear their case (see…Subscribe to Read >>