Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Ex-Spy Chief: Russia’s Election Hacking Was An ‘Intelligence Failure’

Michael Morell is one of the career types who’s broken with decades of practice to confront President Donald Trump.

How Ajit Pai tore up the rulebook for the information age

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has rewritten the rules of the information age so thoroughly that there's no mode of communication under his control where the rules aren't looser than they were a year ago.

Federal Communications Bar Association Dinner: Ajit Pai roasts himself

As attendees of the telecom industry's premier social gathering were escaping the 44-degree chill and entering the Washington Hilton, several dozen net-neutrality protesters chanted outside.

FCC Chairman Pai Serves Up Zingers at DC Dinner

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai took aim at Sinclair and Verizon, but mostly at himself, at the Federal Communications Bar Association Dinner in Washington, an annual self-roast of sorts in front of a crowd of lawyers, lobbyist

The man who could doom net neutrality: Ajit Pai ignores outcry from all sides

 The main support for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has for the rollback comes from the handful of powerful broadband companies that stand to benefit, including Comcast and his former employer Verizon, who argue that the rule

Commissioner Rosenworcel Announces New Staff

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel announced the appointment of Jessica Martinez as Special Advisor and Confidential Assistant. Martinez joins Commissioner Rosenworcel’s office from the US House Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic Staff, where

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The International Institute Of Communications Telecommunications And Media Forum

Thank you to the International Institute of Communications (IIC) for the opportunity to be here for the last Telecommunications and Media Forum of the year.

Commissioner Carr Statement on New Staff Appointment

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that Evan Swarztrauber has joined his office as Policy Advisor for media issues. Evan joins Commissioner Carr’s office from TechFreedom, where he was Director of Public Affairs.

McDowell: Threats Against FCC’s Pai Could Warrant Investigation

The attacks online and in protest signage against Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his family over the Restoring Internet Freedom order circulated last week continued to draw condemnation, including a suggestion law enforcem