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Summer's Barbeque and Political Season Is Here: Time to Hold the Spam

Scott Goodstein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

Political text message spam is only going to grow unless the FCC takes a hard line against spammers -- punishing them to the full extent of the law. We can stop the bad guys from turning our cell phones into another spam vehicle

Silicon Valley Weighs in on Wheeler

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Freeing up more spectrum for consumers, enabling the transition to all-Internet based networks, and working collaboratively with the tech industry to ensure an investment-friendly framework -- there's no doubt Wheeler's dance card will certainly be full if he is confirmed to lead FCC.

Civil Rights Group's FCC Positions Face Fire Over Influence

Center For Public Integrity | Jason McLure | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

By Jason McLure Center for Public Integrity When the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission pitched a plan to allow more media merge...

Julius Genachowski Is Government's Unsung Hero

Steve Westly | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Steve Westly

FCC chairmen often fall into one of two camps -- stern regulators focused on compliance or free-market stalwarts eager to spark private sector growth. Chairman Genachowski is rare in his ability to simultaneously accomplish both goals.

After Genachowski... Whom?

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

The next chairman of the FCC must pick up from where former FCC Chairman William Kennard left off, articulating a new, progressive vision of what the broadband world will look like and how to get there.

The Next Elizabeth Warren Emerges

The New Republic | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

Telecom regulators don't usually have public followings, except perhaps among other telecom regulators....

How to Pick an FCC Chair Who Gets It

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

While the next FCC chair needs to understand the ins and outs of technology and related law, that won't be enough. He or she must also understand that consumers are different. And we need a telecommunications system that works for everyone.

Why the New Boss at the FCC Should Be Nothing Like the Old Boss

Craig Aaron | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Genachowski's failure to re-establish the FCC's authority over broadband was his most significant policy blunder -- and the defining moment of his tenure. Even on matters that should have been easy lifts, Genachowski found a way to buckle.

Women's Media Center Renews Call For Female FCC Chair | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

On the reports that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will finally announce that he is leaving, the Women's Media Center is renewing its call for the Wh...

FCC Chairman To Announce Departure Friday

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce on Friday that he will step down, according to an FCC official...

Spin the Revolving Door: Tribune Hires FCC Chairman's Right-Hand Man

Craig Aaron | Posted 04.01.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

The latest FCC official to get a job in the industry he used to regulate is Edward Lazarus, Chairman Julius Genachowski's former chief of staff. The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that Lazarus is the new general counsel of Tribune Co.

The FCC Chief Is Awesome at His Job if You Own a Big Cable Company

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.

FCC Chair Promises To Boost Wi-Fi | Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Association convention that the FCC is launching a government-wide effort t...

U.S. Internet Suffers When the Refs Blow the Calls

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Broadband access has devolved into an industry that functions at the whim of a few big corporations "regulated" by the equivalent of replacement refs who have allowed an industry to get out of control, and allow companies to do what they want regardless of the harm to society.

FCC's Holiday Message to Silicon Valley: We're Serious About Supporting an IP Future

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Silicon Valley got an early and welcome holiday gift from the Federal Communications Commission. Of course, as with many gifts, there is some assembly required, but it has enormous potential.

What's So Funny About the FCC's Failures?

Craig Aaron | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski may pride himself on playing the "compromiser in chief," but his tenure has been a series of major disappointments for those expecting real change.

FCC May Give Murdoch a Very Merry Christmas

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
Bill Moyers

All indications are that Murdoch has his eye on two of the last remaining big newspapers in America -- the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Why Is the Obama FCC Plotting a Massive Giveaway to Rupert Murdoch?

Craig Aaron | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order at the FCC to lift the ban on one company owning daily newspapers and TV stations in the 20 largest media markets. And he wants to wrap up this massive giveaway just in time for the holidays.

Gerry Smith

Next Hurricane, Drones And Balloons Could Beam Wi-Fi From The Sky | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Call it Wi-Fi from the sky. As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, power outages wreaked havoc on telecommunications networks, knocking out wir...

Spectrum: The FCC's Lasting Legacy

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

Predicting the future of this country's fastest growing, most innovative marketplace is a difficult task. But if the FCC chairman is successful in bringing new spectrum to market and opening more channels for commerce and communications, his legacy will be assured.

Pick Up On One and Let The Other One Ride

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Everett Ehrlich

We should instead focus on doing whatever we can to spread high-speed connectivity everywhere and unleash its potential to create jobs and growth, improve such key sectors as education and health care, and empower individuals.

The Arch Enemies of the Internet Defense League

Art Brodsky | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The answer to the question of which part of society should censor the Internet is: neither government nor industry. Both institutions can be equally dangerous to Internet users, but only one has the capacity to be a guarantor of rights if it so chooses.

When The FCC Chairman Comforted Cable

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 GB to 300 GB per month. If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn't have bothered.

Going Dutch a Great Idea for the Internet

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Earlier this week, the Dutch government gave final approval to one of the strongest open Internet laws in the world. Imagine that. A government guaranteeing through law that Internet connections can't be manipulated by big telecom companies.

FCC Head Blasts AT&T

Reuters | Sinead Carew and Jasmin Melvin | Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology

By Sinead Carew and Jasmin Melvin NEW ORLEANS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday defended his oppo...