FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

FCC Commissioners' Statements on 2018 Broadband Deployment Report

Chairman Pai: "The report maintains the same benchmark speed for fixed broadband service previously adopted by the Commission, which we earlier proposed to retain: 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload.

Commissioner O'Rielly Letter to RUS re: Broadband e-Connectivity Pilot Program

The Rural Utilities Service has sought comment on identifying rural areas eligible for funding, and specifically, how to evaluate whether an area already has "sufficient access" to broadband, and how to very broadband availability data in a propos

Commissioner O'Rielly Statement on Sinclair/Tribune Hearing Designation Order

As an initial matter, I largely refrain from discussing adjudicatory proceedings. However, since it appears that the document has been provided to the press by someone, I believe comment is warranted.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Letter to Assistant US Attorney for Guam on 911 Fee Diversion

On July 6, 2018, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly wrote to Mikel Schwab, Civil Chief, Assitant US Attorney for the Department of Justice in the Districts of Guam & the NMI, regarding 911 Fee Diversion.

A Solid Process and Proposal to Update Kid Vid

[Commentary] Congress passed the 1990 Children’s Television Act to tie broadcast-license renewals, the main asset of a local station, with a fairly general obligation to air educational and informational programming for children.

Commissioner O'Rielly's FCC Process Reform Remarks Before the Free State Foundation

I have approximately 50 ideas – both old and new – on Federal Communications Commission process reform. 

Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly before the Cloud Comms Summit

It is a true honor to have the chance to speak before members of the relatively new Cloud Communications Alliance....During times of change, an agency must refrain from subjecting new technologies to old regulatory structures.At a minimum, an agen

Letter from FCC Commissioner O'Rielly on Guam 911 Fee Diversion

On June 20, 2018, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly wrote to Gov Eddie Calvo (R-Guam) regarding 911 fee diversion.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the Mackinac Center for Public Policy -- "Smart Regs for Smart Tech"

As many of you know, on June 12 Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the US government and in favor of AT&T’s application to merge with Time Warner, without the imposition of any conditions. Fr

Letter from Commissioner O'Rielly on Rhode Island 911 Fee Diversion

On June 15, 2018, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly wrote to Gov Gina Raimondo (D-RI) and Rhode Island General Assembly Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-RI-15) to follow-up on the issue of 9-1-1 fee diversion.