Kevin Taglang

Getting to Know Mark Jamison, President-elect Trump’s FCC Transition Team Co-Leader

[Commentary] On November 21, 2016, President-elect Doonald Trump named Mark Jamison and Jeffrey Eisenach to his “agency landing team” for the Federal Communications Commission.

Recap: FCC Oversight Hearing Focuses on Lifeline Program

The House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing on July 12 – just for fun.

Public Interest Advocates Discuss IP Transition with FCC

Eleven public interest advocates (including the Benton Foundation) filed a letter on July 7, 2016, to express concern with a draft order that will streamline the framework for Federal Communications Commission evaluation of requests to discontinue

#NetNeutrality News Never Sleeps (Even in August)

August in Washington (DC) is hot and muggy. But when the future of the Internet is at stake, there’s no break in the news.

What’s in the E-rate Order? A Request for More Input and Data

Although the Federal Communications Commission adopted many changes to the E-rate program on July 11, 2014, the FCC also launched a new proceeding -- a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking -- seeking public comment on additional issues.

Can Online Public Files Combat the Flood of Money in Elections?

[Commentary] This week the New York Times reported on an explosion of spending on political advertising on television.

What’s in the E-rate Order? A Streamlined Process

The third major goal adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in the latest E-rate reform proceeding is to make the E-rate application process (and other E-rate processes) fast, simple and efficient.

What’s in the E-rate Order? Maximizing E-rate Dollars

[Commentary] Maximizing the benefit of each dollar spent on telecommunications services for schools and libraries and minimizing the contribution burden on consumers and businesses is a major goal adopted by the Federal Communications Commission i

What's in the E-rate Order? Affordable High-Speed Broadband To and Within Schools and Libraries

In this the first of a series of articles looking at the order, we examine the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to bring Internet connectivity both to the building and to devices within schools and libraries.

Cities Seek FCC Help to Expand Broadband

[Commentary] Chattanooga (TN) and Wilson (NC) simultaneously petitioned the FCC to pre-empt laws in their states that ban the cities from expanding their high-speed Internet networks.