Benjamin Lennett

Senior Research Fellow, Open Technology Institute

As a senior research fellow for the Open Technology Institute at New America, Benjamin Lennett focuses 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.

All Work

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
PISC Comment on Fostering Innovation and Investment in Wireless Communications Market

Wise policy choices will be necessary to facilitate a wireless infrastructure.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Getting Connected

The national discussion to expand access and use of broadband has created an ideal time for foundations to become engaged in the issue.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Mobile Data Demand and the Need for Increased Spectrum Access

There is no doubt that consumer demand for mobile data applications is exploding worldwide.


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Comments of the New America Foundation - NBP Public Notice #1

Determining an appropriate definition of broadband is a critical part of the Commission's development of a National Broadband Plan.


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Broadband Infrastructure Application Guide for BIP

A reference guide for applications for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP).


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Broadband Infrastructure Application Guide for BTOP

A reference guide for applications for the NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.


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Public Computer Centers Program Application Guide

The Public Computer Centers Program Application Guide.


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Sustainable Broadband Adoption Application Guide

A reference guide for applicants for the NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunity Program.


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Building a 21st Century Broadband Superhighway

Broadband has become the essential input good for an increasing number of sectors of the economy and the society as a whole.


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The Lobby that Cried Wolf

Lobbies have relied upon doomsday pronouncements to inhibit competition and maintain their exclusive control over the broadcast spectrum.


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Rural Broadband and the TV White Space

Vacant and unassigned television channels would help make affordable wireless broadband in rural America a reality.