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. 

President to come out against state laws that prohibit cities from offering broadband service to citizens.

Civil rights group calls for lighter Internet regulation that would benefit telecommunications donors.

Municipal broadband providers operate in nine cities, compete with giants.

Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants.

Industry-backed law prohibits expansion of cities' Internet service

Tennessee city seeks to expand municipal broadband service, pre-empting industry-backed state ban.

Sprint, T-Mobile fought to maintain competition, merger talks show they're giving in.

Comcast Corp. will use heavily criticized broadband program for the poor to persuade regulators to OK Time Warner buyout.

Wireless giants face few limits on their buying power at next year's auction of prime spectrum, which could hurt T-Mobile and Sprint.

Revenue from early auctions boosts T-Mobile's and Sprint's campaign for limits on big wireless companies' airwaves access.

When FCC officials met with wireless carriers.

Lobbying campaigns have become more sophisticated, expanding to include the hiring of economists at prestigious universities.

A rare auction of wireless spectrum may determine who controls your cell phone.

The Comcast-Time Warner merger may be embraced by industry rivals who see an opportunity for their own deals.

The No. 4 wireless carrier sees its lobbying investments paying off in D.C.

An appeals court Tuesday tossed out rules regulating the Internet, but a new battle might take place at the agency level.

Expect telecom giant to fight FCC on spectrum auction limits following T-Mobile airwaves purchase.