FCC Reform

Congress is investigating Federal Communications Commission regulatory procedures to determine if they are being conducted in a fair, open, efficient, and transparent manner. Follow the debate here.

FCC Opens Office of Economics and Analytics

The Federal Communications Commission officially opened of the Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA).

Happy Birthday, FCC Office of Economics and Analytics

Establishment of the Office of Economics and Analytics. This action is taken to enhance the role of economic analysis, the design and implementation of auctions, and the use and management of data at the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC’s Thanksgiving Menu: 5G, Rural Broadband, and Stopping Unwanted Robocalls

What will wake America up from its Thanksgiving day food coma? Here's the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2018 open meeting agenda:

Statement of Commissioner Rosenworcel on Office of Economics and Analytics

[Oct 25's] announcement marks the start of the largest Federal Communications Commission reorganization in over a decade.

FCC Receives Final Approvals for New Office of Economics and Analytics

The Federal Communications Commission has received all approvals required to launch its new Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA), clearing the way for the office to become operational by the end of 2019.

FCC Transparency Act Reintroduced

Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has reintroduced the Federal Communications Commission Transparency Act (HR 6422), which would mandate that the FCC publish the drafts of items to be considered in a public meeting 21 days ahead of that vote.

Commissioner O'Rielly Statement on Sinclair/Tribune Hearing Designation Order

As an initial matter, I largely refrain from discussing adjudicatory proceedings. However, since it appears that the document has been provided to the press by someone, I believe comment is warranted.

FCC Streamlines Formal Complaint Processes

The Federal Communications Commission adopted an Order creating a more uniform set of procedural rules designed to improve formal complaint proceedings handled by the Enforcement Bureau.

FCC Proposes Rebuilding Comment System After Millions Were Found Fake

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed an overhaul of the agency’s online comment system after millions of fake comments were posted about a recent FCC rule change.

Is the FCC Forcing Consumers to Pay $225 to File Complaints? It's Complicated

Having your voice heard at the Federal Communications Commission could soon cost you hundreds of dollars, according to congressional Democrats who oppose a looming rule change.