FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly

Preserve Consumer Privacy Trades

The Commission seems intent to push forward, in the coming weeks or months, with a specious plan imposing new broadband privacy mandates and burdens.

Remarks of Commissioner O'Rielly at the International Bar Association Conference, Communication Committee Session

The following discussion of network neutrality, cybersecurity, privacy, encryption and the right to be forgotten boils down to an overarching, fundamental debate: how do we ensure the continued functionality and growth of the Internet.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Letter to Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager, WMATA

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael O'Rielly sent Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority CEO Paul Wiedefeld a letter saying he’s baffled by the decision of the system to halt a pilot program for Wi-Fi service in train st

Commissioner O'Rielly Statement on Biennial Review Public Notice

I am pleased that [Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler] has initiated our statutory responsibility under section 11 to review our telecommunications regulations, and I hope my colleagues will vote quickly on this rather clean pr

A Path for Mobility Fund Phase II?

Federal Communications Commission leadership recently indicated that we will issue final rules for a new mobile-only universal service subsidy program by the end of 2016.

Snapshot of Process Reform Ideas

In my two and a half years as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, I have tried to make productive suggestions to improve the internal workings of the Commission.

Post Text of Meeting Items in Advance

Allowing public access to the draft text of Open Meeting items before a vote is the right thing to do from a good government perspective.

A Closer Look at Net Neutrality

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission has become famous -- or infamous -- for its recent proposal to adopt network neutrality rules.

Most Definitely: Terminate Dormant Proceedings

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) has released a Public Notice seeking comment on whether to terminate almost 650 dormant proceedings (i.e., dockets that have no planned action and

Joint Statement Of Commissioners Ajit Pai And Michael O’Rielly On Three More TV Stations Going Dark Under The FCC’s New JSA Policy

As a result of the Federal Communications Commission’s crackdown, and after more than 58 years of providing service to Central Nebraska and Northern Kansas, KHAS in Hastings, Nebraska went dark on June 13.