Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Chairman Pai Names Six Members to USAC Board of Directors

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai appoints the following individuals to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Board of Directors:

Net Neutrality: The FCC Chair Is Drunk on Ideology

Ajit Pai is drunk on free market economics.

That Net Neutrality Op-Ed in the WSJ was Written By A Comcast Attorney

A Democrat, Barack Obama’s former Federal Trade Commission chief Jon Leibowitz, dismissed network neutrality repeal as no big deal in the pages of the Wall Street Journal on Dec 13.

FCC's own chief technology officer warned about net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission's own chief technology officer expressed concern Dec 13 about FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to repeal the network neutrality rules, saying it could lead to practices that are "not in the public interest." In an

The FCC's Democratic Commissioners on Net Neutrality Vote: 'We Have a Mess on our Hands'

In separate phone interviews conducted last week, The Verge spoke with Federal Communications Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel about this week’s vote, and what happens next.

MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan Resigns

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) announced that Kim Keenan has resigned from her post as President and CEO.

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