Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Redl Fans Weigh In

David Redl's Senate confirmation Nov 7 as the new head of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration continued to draw attention from telecom interests in Washington.

Redl Confirmed As NTIA Chief

The Senate confirmed David Redl as head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Trump Administration's chief telecom advisor. NTIA also oversees government spectrum holders in much the way the Federal Communications

AT&T wants to close its deal with Time Warner. But first, it has to go through Makan Delrahim

The biggest corporate acquisition of the year is inching closer to resolution.

As Apple and Facebook Chiefs Visit, Xi Jinping Vows Deeper Reform

Just days after being likened to a king by President Donald Trump, President Xi Jinping of China reiterated his commitment to reform while holding court before a group of wealthy and influential business leaders from his country and the United Sta

FCC Chairman Pai Names Ashley Boizelle As Deputy General Counsel

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Ashley Boizelle as deputy general counsel, with responsibility for administrative law issues. 

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Announces New Staff

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the appointment of Umair Javed as Legal Advisor, with primary responsibility for wireless and international issues. 

Roger Stone Suspended From Twitter After Expletive-Laden Tweets

Roger J. Stone Jr., an ally of President Donald Trump and a self-proclaimed political “dirty trickster,” has been kicked off Twitter.

FCC Commissioner Carr picked to lead small cell deployment reform

The Federal Communications Commission’s newest commissioner, Brendan Carr, said that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed him to take the lead on the agency’s wireless infrastructure proceeding, including for small cells.

Progress Report on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

In January, President Doanld Trump designated Ajit Pai as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ), A Trump Critic, Will Not Seek Re-Election in 2018

Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that he will not seek re-election in 2018. He said, "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party."