Robbie McBeath

The FCC Is Sucking The Life Out Of Lifeline

Chairman Pai is giving lip service to addressing the digital divide, but with no concrete vision of how to support and/or improve the programs the FCC already has in place to address it.

Is This What Transparency Looks Like?

[Commentary] On February 2, new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said, "I want this Commission to be as open and accessible as possible to the American people.

Making the FCC Transparent Again

Since the 2016 elections, we have been looking at the people who will have the greatest impact on telecommunications and media policy in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission.

The Selling of Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman and Folk Hero

On January 23, Ajit Pai thanked President Donald Trump for naming Pai the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Reactions to Ajit Pai Being Designated as FCC Chairman

On January 23, It was announced that President Donald Trump named Ajit Pai as the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Who's Who in Telecommunications Policy -- Part 1: The 115th Congress

As we await the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, the 115th Congress is back at work.

Reactions to FCC Zero-Rating Report

Republican leadership criticized while some Democratic lawmakers were praising the Federal Communications Commission's report finding that some zero-rating plans may run afoul of network neutrality rules.

AT&T-Time Warner: Is Bigger Badder?

The Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights held a hearing on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, a deal that would combine nation’s largest pay-TV provider, second-largest wireless compan

This Changes Nothing; This Changes Everything

[Commentary] Expecting, perhaps, a wave of new Members of Congress, we had an eye on the elections of Members of key Congressional committees with jurisdiction over telecommunications.

FCC Acts to Increase Consumer Privacy Choice

[Commentary] In today's digital world, consumers deserve the ability to make informed choices about their online privacy.