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.

Chairman Pai Statement on Launch of Fraud Division in FCC Enforcement Bureau

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement the official launch of a new Fraud Division within the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau: "Combatting fraud aggressively, especially fraud related to misuse of the Universal

FCC Updates Information Quality Guidelines

The Federal Communications Commission's Office of Economics and Analytics and the Office of the Managing Director update the FCC’s Information Quality Guidelines as required by the Data Quality Act, with guidance from the Office of Management and

Sponsor: 

Blandin Foundation

Date: 
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:00 to Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:00

Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement and guidance to reap the full benefits. We’ll be talking about how to make the most of what you’ve got and/or get more.

This year’s conference will shine a light on local broadband heroes as well as look at several aspects of broadband:



FCC "Soft" Launches National Lifeline Eligibility Verifier in Another 11 States

The Federal Communications Commission is "soft" launching its national Lifeline eligibility verifier in another 11 states on June 25: Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. El

The FCC can do more to elevate rigorous decision-making

It is no secret that partisan politics infiltrated and shook the Federal Communications Commission’s decision-making during the waning years of the Obama administration. The rise of political considerations in FCC decisions, and the concomitant de

Chairman Pai Testimony Before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

In written testimomny before the Senate Committee On Appropriations' Subcommittee On Financial Services And General Government, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlined the commission's priorities for the next year:

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for May 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019:

FCC's May Agenda: Fast, Reliable, and Secure

At the Federal Communications Commission’s May meeting, we will take action to advance the goal of security.

The Organization of Economists in Regulatory Agencies: Does Structure Matter?

The paper builds on a working group report that led to the creation of the Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA), which was formally established in Dec 2018. The Working Paper concludes that organizational consolidation of economists into a sing

A Needed USF Budgetary Cap

The Federal Communications Commission recently chose thoughtful and sensible policy reform when an item was circulated to Commissioners to begin a rulemaking that would establish a much-needed and overdue budget for the agency’s Universal Service