FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Prepared Remarks of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: "A Time to Look Forward: Protecting What Americans Now Enjoy"

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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We are at a fork in that road. One path leads forward. The other leads back to re-litigating solutions that are demonstrably working. Looking forward is an era of Internet service providers operating responsibly at both the edge and the core network under light touch regulation accompanied by a referee on the field to throw the flag when necessary. Looking backward takes away existing protections and throws into question ISP expansion into edge activities.

Chairman Applauds Reps. Eshoo, Doyle for Their Leadership

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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I want to congratulate my friend Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on her outstanding legacy as Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

Confronting The Challenge Of A New Technological Era Is An American Tradition

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Confronting the challenge of a new technological era is an American tradition. Whether we are as successful at handling our revolution as those who preceded us will be the test of our generation. Dealing with change is not a retreat to what America was but the full-throated embrace of the opportunities created for new ideas directed at the new realities.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Sen Flake (R-AZ) Regarding Broadband Privacy Rules

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
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On Oct 13, 2016, Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the FCC's proposed final privacy rules.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Sen Warner (D-VA) Regarding the Security of the Nations Networks

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
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On Oct 25, 2016, Sen Mark Warner (D-VA) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to express his concern over the past few months of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Announces His Plans To Step Down

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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Chairman Tom Wheeler, after more three years at the helm of the agency, announced he intends to leave the Federal Communications Commission on January 20, 2017.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Sens Re: Stingray Cell Site Simulators

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
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On Oct 7th, several Senators wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding reports about state and local law enforcement's use of "cell site simulators" -- portable surveillance devices that collect cell phone identification and location information by mimicking cellphone towers, also known as "stingrays".

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Sen Udall (D-NM) Regarding E-Rate Funding

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
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On Oct 3, 2016, Sen Tom Udall (D-NM) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the FCC to, "take additional steps to close the 'homework gap,' the digital divide facing too many students from rural areas and low-income families in New Mexico and across the nation."

Improving Wireless Coverage in Rural America

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

At our November monthly meeting, the Federal Communications Commission will consider a series of items that could improve wireless coverage in rural areas across the country.

FCC poised to reinforce consumer rights and protections

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

If you are a consumer who feels like you're being taken advantage of, where do you turn for help? The Federal Communications Commission is the nation's expert agency on communications technology and has a mandate to protect consumers who rely on our nation's networks.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Rep. Chabot Velazquez Regarding Privacy of Broadband Customers' Personal Information

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

On August 25, 2016, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to express concern that the FCC's privacy proposals will result in rules that have a negative economic impact on small Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers.

Improving Accessibility through Technology

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

More than two decades after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are at an historic juncture in addressing the needs of this population. Today, digital technology offers us the greatest opportunity in history to use technology to attack challenges that have affected individuals since the beginning of time. It is our responsibility to do everything possible to seize this opportunity.

Protecting Privacy for Broadband Consumers

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Earlier in 2016, the Federal Communications Commission launched a proceeding aiming to extend similar privacy protections to the information collected by your broadband provider. Our goal throughout the process has been straightforward: to give consumers the tools they need to make informed decisions about how ISPs use and share their data, and the confidence that ISPs are taking steps to keep that data secure, all while providing ISPs the flexibility they need to continue to innovate.

Remarks of Chairman Wheeler at Coleman Institute conference on Cognitive Disabilities and Technology

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
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I’d like to bring you up to speed on what we’re doing at the Federal Communications Commission to address the challenges of Americans with cognitive disabilities.

Seattle's Best

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

\After spending the past three days in Seattle meeting with the heads of both world-leading companies and start-ups, I’m more bullish than ever about America’s future.

Remarks of Chairman Wheeler at Competitive Carriers Association

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

At the Federal Communications Commission, we’re pursuing an aggressive agenda to seize the opportunities of mobile for rural America. Not surprisingly, it starts with competition.

Chairman Wheeler Response to Sen Blumenthal, Markey Re: Consumer Safety and Privacy of Dedicated Short Range Communications Spectrum

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

On August 4, Sens Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the safety and privacy of dedicated short range communications services (DSRC). On Sept 7, Chairman Wheeler responded.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Sens Markey, Blumenthal, Franken, Warren, Leahy, Sanders and Baldwin Regarding Privacy of Broadband Customers' Personal Information

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

On July 7, Sens Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Al Franken (D-MN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) wrote a letter to Federal Communications Commission expressing support for the FCC's efforts to adopt privacy and data security rules protecting the privacy of broadband customers' personal information. On Sept 7, Chairman Wheeler responded.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Senators Markey, Warren, Blumenthal and Reps. Eshoo and Doyle Regarding Business Data Services

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

On July 20, Sens Ed Markey (D-MA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Reps Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Michael Doyle (D-PA) wrote to federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to request that as the FCC completes its work on business data services reform that it also keeps in place an interim condition ensuring continued access to wholesale voice service. On Sept 7, Chairman Wheeler responded

FCC chairman: Here are the new proposed rules for set-top boxes

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

I am proposing rules that would end the set-top-box stranglehold. If adopted, consumers will no longer have to rent a set-top box, month after month.

Remarks of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, CTIA Super Mobility Show 2016, Las Vegas

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

“What do we need to do seize the 5G opportunity?” The answer, of course, starts with competition.

Chairman Wheeler's Response to Senator Warren Regarding Privacy of Broadband Customers' Personal Information

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

On June 21, Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to express her support for strong consumer privacy rules for broadband Internet access service.

FCC Chairman Wheeler's Response to Senator Schumer Regarding Implementation of Text to 911 and Next Generation 911

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

On June 27, Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about emergency 911 services.

How Lucky We Are To Be Alive Right Now: Revisiting the Network Compact

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

In the hit Broadway musical Hamilton Eliza Schuyler sings, “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.” Eliza, of course, is talking about the American Revolution. We can feel the same way about the revolution we are living through. Our revolution is a network revolution.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Statement On Industry Petitions To Rehear Open Internet Court Case

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

It comes as no surprise that the big dogs have challenged the three-judge panel’s decision. We are confident that the full court will agree with the panel’s affirmation of the FCC’s clear authority to enact its strong Open Internet rules, the reasoned decision-making upon which they are based, and the adequacy of the record from which they were developed.

Chairman Wheeler Statement on Fulfillment of Smartphone Anti-Theft Commitment by CTIA

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

CTIA and its members understand that smartphone theft remains a serious problem and that anti-theft tools only work if adopted widely. Today, I applaud the wireless industry’s steps to make anti-theft tools accessible and available for consumers.

Cutting off Robocalls

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

In regard to the Federal Communications Commission’s expectations that carriers respond to consumers’ blocking requests, I have sent letters to the CEOs of major wireless and wireline phone companies calling on them to offer call-blocking services to their customers now – at no cost to you.

Chairman Wheeler Responds to Congress on Lifeline

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler sent letters to 25 Members of Congress on July 11, 2016, responding to their letter expressing concerns with the decision to limit the role of states in preventing waste, fraud and abuse within the Lifeline program.

Wheeler Responds to New York Representatives on CAF Phase II Funds

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Tom Chairman Wheeler sent letters to 20 US House members from New York on July 11, 2016, in response to their May 18, 2016 letter, which supported the adoption of Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II auction rules that would ensure CAF funds originally allocated to New York are not diverted to other regions.

Wheeler Responds to Congress on Broadband Customer Privacy Proposal

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler sent letters to House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Rep Michael Burgess (R-TX) on July 11, 2016, in response to their June 1, 2016 letter, which urged the FCC to reconsider its proposed privacy rules for broadband internet access service providers.