FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

International Efforts to Regulate the Internet Continue

Over the last several years, we’ve been lectured by many that the US position on Internet governance was no longer sustainable in the larger, global community.

Statement Of Commissioner Michael O'Rielly On President Signing CRA Regarding Misguided FCC Privacy Rules

I applaud President Trump and Congress for utilizing the Congressional Review Act to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s detrimental privacy rules.

Improved Staff Openness & New Priorities

One of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s most welcomed, yet least noted, process reforms has been his unequivocal direction that staff should be completely up front with all Commissioners, not just the Chairman.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Before the Satellite Industry Association Annual Dinner

Let me suggest that the future of your companies is in your hands and in the hands of the brilliant people that work with and for you.

Taking Stock of FCC Paperwork Burdens

There are many types of costs that an agency can put on regulatees, but lacking solid information on most burdens due to the absence of cost-benefit analyses in prior items, I want to at least highlight one category of costs that the agency is req

Commissioner O'Rielly Statement on Commission Consideration of Broadband Privacy Interim Stay Order

As I indicated in my dissenting statement when the previous Commission adopted these rules, I believe they are fatally flawed from the standpoints of both statutory authority and public policy.

A Modified Delegated Authority Proposal

I have made the case previously that the Commission delegates way too many substantive decisions to Bureau staff, usurping the role and obligations of duly appointed and confirmed Commissioners.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Letter to House on Agency Spectrum Fees

I write to commend [the House Communications Subcommittee] for the recent hearing to consider the reauthorization of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)...the Subcommittee should be applauded for exploring ways to

Pai and O'Rielly Statement on Protecting Noncommercial Educational Broadcasters from Needless Regulation

We strongly object to the Media Bureau’s decision to resolve the petitions for reconsideration of the Commission’s decision in 2016 to impose unnecessary reporting requirements on noncommercial educational (NCE) television stations.

Statement of Commissioners Pai and O'Rielly on Protecting Small Businesses

Dec 15, the small business exemption from the Title II Net Neutrality Order’s expanded reporting requirements expired. We worked hard to reach a consensus with our Democratic colleagues that would have prevented the exemption from lapsing.