Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Google critics pushed out by think tank launch independent group

A group of antitrust experts has launched their own independent organization after they were pushed out of the New America think tank two weeks after raising criticisms of Google.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Thune Announces Key Committee Staff Changes

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) announced two promotions and one new addition to the committee staff.

Hope Hicks to be named White House communications director

Hope Hicks, a longtime member of President Donald Trump’s communications team, will assume the role of White House communications director on a permanent basis, a senior administration official confirmed Sept 12.

Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts

A speech by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big.

Chairman Pai Names Dana Shaffer As Deputy Bureau Chief Of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Dana Shaffer as deputy bureau chief and chief of staff of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Shaffer most recently served as the FCC’s Deputy Managing Director.

An unsung success story: A forty-year retrospective on US communications policy

This paper looks back at forty years of US communications policy, and concludes that all of the challenges that were salient when Telecommunications Policy published its first issue—the lack of competition in CPE, long distance, local telephone se

Walden’s Ready for Redl

House Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) is getting impatient that — thanks to obstruction from Sen.

FCC Announces the Membership, First Meeting, and Docket Number of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of 31 members to the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE), which will meet for the first time on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Chairman Pai Names Degani Acting General Counsel

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Nicholas Degani as the agency’s Acting General Counsel. Degani will serve in the role on an interim basis following Jennifer Tatel’s departure from the agency.

A Quick Moment for FCC Chairman Pai?

Senate Republicans are trying to lock down a time for a roll call vote for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s reconfirmation.