Federal Communications Commission

Chairman Pai Remarks to Kansas Broadband Conference

Location:
Wichita, KS, United States

There’s no question that high-speed Internet is a game-changer for rural Americans. It’s improving standards of living more than any new technology since the rural electrification effort in the early 20th century. That is—so long as you have access. And that’s the big challenge.

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly announces Brooke Ericson as Chief of Staff, Press Contact and Media Advisor

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

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has hired Brooke Ericson as chief of staff, press contact and media advisor in his office.

FCC Chairman Pai Response to Senator Thune Regarding Universal Service Fund Collections and Disbursements

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

On July 17, 2017, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) sent Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai a letter with five questions about Universal Service Fund collections and disbursements and “a description of any regulations limiting allocation of undisbursed USF funds to a particular program or use.” On Sept 5, Chairman Pai replied.

FCC Commissioner Clyburn Announces Staff Changes

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

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn appointed Louis Peraertz as Senior Legal Advisor covering wireless, international and public safety issues, and the departure of Daudeline Meme, who has served as the Commissioner’s wireless, international and public safety Legal Advisor since March 2016.

FCC Chairman Pai Remarks at Future of Speech Online Symposium

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

Today, when we talk about universal service, we have in mind bringing high-speed Internet access, or “broadband,” to any American who wants it. Broadband is important for many reasons: it can help you get a job, start a company, get health care, educate your kids, and the like.

Procedures for FCC Review of State Opt-Out Requests from FirstNet

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

On June 22, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order in this docket establishing Commission procedures for administering the state opt-out process as provided under the Public Safety Spectrum Act, as well as delineating the two-prong statutory standard by which the Commission will evaluate state alternative plans.

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Statement on Future of the Lifeline Program

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

Once again we will read headlines trumpeting faults in the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program that do not match the realities of the day.

Chairman Pai Names Carowitz Special Counsel

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Michael Carowitz as Special Counsel. Carowitz joins the Office of the Chairman following Nick Degani’s departure to serve as Acting General Counsel.

Chairman Pai Statement On The Death Of Former Senator Pete Domenici

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement on the death of former US Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico.

Chairman Pai and Commissioner Clyburn To Visit Florida, Inspect Damage Caused By Hurricane Irma

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

The Federal Communications Commission announced that Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will be in Florida on September 18.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At Mobile World Congress Americas

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

Today, we find ourselves nearing another possible hinge moment. We’ve seen remarkable progress, but it feels like we’re still waiting for another huge breakthrough. Well, 5G could well be what we’re waiting for.

Chairman Pai Names Dana Shaffer As Deputy Bureau Chief Of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Dana Shaffer as deputy bureau chief and chief of staff of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

Statement of Commissioner Rosenworcel on Senate Passage of SANDY Act

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

In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, I was pleased to see the United States Senate’s unanimous passage of the SANDY Act of 2017 last night.

Remarks Of Chairman Pai At FCC Workshop On Improving Situational Awareness During 911 Outages

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

Here at the Federal Communications Commission, the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks reminds us that we must do all that we can to improve emergency communications. As it happens, September is also National Preparedness Month. So there’s no better time to recognize that effective communications can be the difference between life and death—whether emergency personnel are responding to a terrorist attack, hurricane, earthquake, flood, or tornado.

Remarks Of Commissioner Rosenworcel FCC Workshop On Improving Situational Awareness During 911 Outages

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

I believe what we need now is a Federal Communications Commission report on these storms. We need to know what worked, what didn’t, and where we can improve our communications infrastructure.

FCC Announces the Membership, First Meeting, and Docket Number of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of 31 members to the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE), which will ...

Chairman Pai Names Degani Acting General Counsel

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has named Nicholas Degani as the agency’s Acting General Counsel. Degani will serve in the role on an interim basis following Jennifer Tatel’s departure from the agency.

Modernization Month at the FCC

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

Since becoming Chairman, I have consistently emphasized the need for the Commission’s regulations to match realities of the current marketplace. Our rules must reflect today’s technological and economic conditions, not those of yesterday. And at this month’s open meeting, we will advance this objective by focusing on whether to update or scrap outdated rules. That’s why we’re dubbing September Modernization Month at the FCC.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For The September 2017 Open Commission Meeting

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the September Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly at Latin America Spectrum Management Conference

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

By most accounts, the U.S. broadcast incentive auction was a success. Does that mean it was perfect? No.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The Institute For Policy Innovation's Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series

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

I’m going to talk about what the Federal Communications Commission is doing to promote innovation and investment across the Internet ecosystem.

How to Free Up Government Held Spectrum in the Face of Increasing Budgetary Pressure

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

Spectrum-for-cash proposal

FCC Chairman Visits Texas And Gets Firsthand Views Of Hurricane Harvey Damage

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visited Houston and Austin (TX) this week to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and meet with local, state, and federal officials engaged in recovery efforts.

Remarks of FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Before 7th Congreso Internacional de Espectro, Bogota, Columbia

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

As far as the US perspective, our priorities generally seek to create a regulatory environment that provides our telecommunications industries the opportunity to innovate, obtain investment and ensure continued growth for years to come.

FCC Activates Disaster Information Reporting for Hurricane Irma

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

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) of the Federal Communications Commission has announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to Hurricane Irma.

Remarks of Chairman Pai at 2017 Radio Show

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

Reducing burdens on broadcasters is a natural segue to my next topic: our across-the-board review of our media rules. Back in May, the Federal Communications Commission launched a comprehensive review of our media regulations.

FCC Extends the deadline for filing initial and reply comments in response to the Thirteenth Section 706 Report Notice of Inquiry

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

By this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau extend the deadline for filing initial and reply comments in response to the Thirteenth Section 706 Report Notice of Inquiry until September 21, 2017 and October 6, 2017, respectively.

FCC Seeks Comment On NECA 2018 Average Schedule Company Universal Service HCLS Formula

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

On August 30, 2017, the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA) filed its 2018 Modification of the Average Schedule Universal Service High Cost Loop Support Formula.

Statement Of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel Calling On FCC To Study Hurricane Harvey's Impact On Communications Infrastructure

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

As we begin to assess Harvey’s horrible toll on human life and property, we will need to take stock of what worked, what didn’t, and how we can improve when it comes to our communications infrastructure.

Chairman Pai Announces New Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Chair and New Member

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has made two appointments to the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC). First, Chairman Pai has appointed BDAC member Elizabeth Bowles to serve as Chair of the BDAC.