Benjamin Lennett was a senior research fellow for the Open Technology Institute at New America. He focused on the impact of technology and communications policy on economic development, opportunity, and equality. His writings have appeared in various media outlets and journals including Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Hill, CommLaw Conspectus, and the Journal of Internet Law. He has also appeared on Al Jazeera America and NPR.
Previously, he served as policy director for the Open Technology Institute where he directed efforts to develop and advocate policy proposals aimed at achieving universal and affordable access to communications and the Internet and oversaw the development of the program's policy staff. Mr. Lennett holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida. He is also a graduate of American University’s School of Public Affairs, where he received a master’s degree in public policy.