Allan Holmes

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Allan Holmes joined the Center in 2013 to cover broadband and Internet governance. He previously worked for three years at Bloomberg News, where he led a team of technology reporters and analysts writing about telecommunications, cybersecurity and privacy policies. In 2008, Holmes launched the technology website Nextgov at Atlantic Media, and covered federal and state technology policy for CIO Magazine. He has covered technology regulations and government for 20 years, and he is a three-time national winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors' best government coverage and website award. He also was a two-time Neal Awards finalist, including an honor for a report on Maine's botched Medicaid payment system that threatened the state's health program for the poor. Holmes was a finalist for the Preventive Journalism Award, established by Washington Monthly founder Charles Peters, for an article on the U.S. Census Bureau's failed handheld computer program, which threatened to delay the 2010 decennial census. Holmes received a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's in Public Policy from Duke University. 

Airwaves auction may shrink — not increase — wireless competition

By Allan Holmes

FCC says price counts in announcing new broadband plan

By Allan Holmes

Likely approval seen for latest cable merger

By Allan Holmes

ALEC-based restrictions on city-run Internet at risk after FCC ruling

By Allan Holmes

Analysis: Failure of Comcast-Time Warner deal may spark new wave of mergers

By Allan Holmes

U.S. Internet users pay more and have fewer choices than Europeans

By Allan Holmes and Chris Zubak-Skees

City-run Internet services still in limbo after FCC vote

By Allan Holmes

FCC approves net neutrality

By Allan Holmes

The state of city-run Internet

By Allan Holmes

Behind the municipal broadband battle

By Allan Holmes and Jared Bennett

President favors cities offering broadband service

By Alison Fitzgerald and Allan Holmes

Urban League parrots telecom donors' net-neutrality stance

By Allan Holmes and John Dunbar

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

By Allan Holmes

Chattanooga asks FCC for help in spreading broadband

By Allan Holmes and Amirah Al Idrus

Chattanooga wants feds to pre-empt broadband ban

By Allan Holmes

Potential Sprint, T-Mobile marriage threatens consumer gains

By Allan Holmes

Comcast-Time Warner deal may hinge on anemic low-cost Internet plan

By Allan Holmes

AT&T, Verizon beat back limits on airwaves auction

By Allan Holmes

T-Mobile, Sprint score one in wireless war

By Allan Holmes

Wireless teams

By Margaret Ng and Allan Holmes

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

Comcast, Time Warner rivals may see opportunity in mega-merger

By Allan Holmes

T-Mobile’s lobbying spending may be paying off

By Allan Holmes

Network neutrality debate may be headed back to FCC

By Allan Holmes

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

By Allan Holmes