News tagged with Charles Benton

Halstead, Staff Address Illinois Delegates at BBC Breakfast
The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (PCI) convened nearly 100 of the state’s top stakeholders, government officials and providers for breakfast amid the Broadband Communities economic development conference in Tinley Park on Wednesday.
Benton Receives Ethics in Telecommunications Award

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2012 -- Charles Benton, chairman of the board of the Benton Foundation and vice chairman of Partnership for a Connected Illinois, has received the Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Award in recognition of his many years of leadership and support for promoting the public interest in digital and transitional media. 

Bringing Broadband to All Americans
Although new devices/phones, the economy, and jobs seem to dominate the headlines, the Federal Communications Commission remains focused on a key priority of the Obama Administration: making sure broadband Internet is available and adopted by all Americans. Developments in the last week point toward bigger policy decisions expected by the end of October.
Howard, PCI’s Benton honored for ushering in a new era of Illinois Broadband supremacy

In an age when seniors might get looks of pity from younger tech heads hanging by the Apple Store, you might not realize that one woman who will turn 70 next year has been a prime mover in getting Illinois wired for the 21st Century. Rep. Constance A. Howard (D-34th) of the Illinois General Assembly was honored Wednesday evening for her long record of accomplishment and efforts to close the digital divide and beef up the state’s broadband network. Howard led a panel of five state and federal political leaders as part of the Central Illinois Broadband Summit, held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and hosted by Broadband Illinois.

Push to bring faster broadband to college towns; PCI chairman Charles Benton attends

Partnership for a Connected Illinois chairman Charles Benton attended a meeting with Google and more than 50 other companies in Chicago on Monday, aimed finding funding for faster broadband for 37 college campuses including University of Chicago and Univeristy of Illinois.