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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

Judge Persuaded by FCC That Berkeley RF Law Warns Too Much

FCC RF safety rules preempt a local law in Berkeley, California, U.S. District Court in San Francisco decided Thursday. Judge Edward Chen granted CTIA’s motion for judgment, saying the FCC was persuasive that the local law could overwarn the public…Subscribe to Read >>

Oregon Chief Justice Questions State's Cellphone Password Arguments

Oregon justices wrestled with how to make a cellphone privacy rule outlining when it’s permissible for police to require someone to unlock an encrypted device. At livestreamed Supreme Court oral argument Tuesday in State v. Pittman, Chief Justice Martha Walters…Subscribe to Read >>

Secondary Market Expected as DC 202's Near Exhaustion

An area code overlay coming to the District of Columbia may be one of the most significant in years for major metropolitan areas and could lead to a secondary market for 202 numbers, experts told us last week. The yet-to-be-announced…Subscribe to Read >>

Frontier Urges FCC to Reject Delay Clearing Reorg

Restructuring Frontier Communications “manifestly benefits the public interest, with no countervailing harms,” trumpeted the carrier as it closed its case for FCC OK to emerge from Chapter 11. In replies posted Wednesday in docket 20-197, Frontier urged rejecting a union…Subscribe to Read >>

NATOA Wants More Broadband, Less Preemption in 2021

COVID-19 required local governments step up to expand internet access and broadcast critical information, NATOA President Brian Roberts and General Counsel Nancy Werner told us. NATOA hopes “to spend less time responding to FCC preemptive orders” next year, and more…Subscribe to Read >>