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Robert Mcdowell

Who Pays for Political Ads?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

It's simplicity itself: Give citizens access online to find out quickly and directly who's buying our elections. Hardly an unreasonable request, given how much cash the broadcasters make from their free use of the airwaves. But the broadcasting industry's response has been a simple, declarative "Not on your life!" It would cost too much money, they claim.

FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality A 'Threat To Internet Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Robert McDowell, a Republican FCC commissioner, penned a blistering critique of the FCC's net neutrality plan in an opinion editorial published in the...

Questions for FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, on His International Legal Expertise

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marvin Ammori

Among many other similar claims, Robert McDowell's reference to a "four-decade bipartisan and international consensus to insulate computer-oriented communications from phone regulation" is hogwash.

CES 2010: FCC Commissioners Talk Spectrum, Wireless Competition and Becoming a 21st Century Agency

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

FCC commissioners discussed the policy agenda for the FCC in this coming year, addressing concerns over the delayed national broadband plan as well as the fate of the agency's jurisdiction when it comes to network neutrality.

Julius Genachowski Confirmed As FCC Chair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Julius Genachowski as head of the Federal Communications Commission and Robert McDowell for a seco...

Fairness Doctrine Could Apply To The Web, FCC Commissioner Warns

Business & Media Institute | Jeff Poor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There's a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal...