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The Center for Public Integrity is investing in investigative reporting on the politics of broadband and the digital divide.

Allan Holmes, an award-winning business journalist and former director of Telecommunications and Technology at Bloomberg Government, will lead the Center’s coverage of the political influence of the cable and telecommunications companies that provide Internet service in the U.S.

He will begin work December 2.

Holmes, a 25-year news veteran, led a team of reporters and analysts who wrote about federal and international technology policy including spectrum allocation, cyber security, big data and privacy. He frequently appeared on Bloomberg television and radio.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Holmes was with the Atlantic Media Group where he led the startup of, a website for federal technology executives, and was technology editor at Government Executive magazine.

He’s been honored multiple times by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and is a three-time national winner of the best government coverage web site.

Holmes grew up in Sewanee, Tenn. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a masters degree in public policy from Duke University.

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