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 Proposes to Adopt Separations Joint Board's Recommendations

In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice), we take steps to harmonize our rules regarding jurisdictional separations to reflect the Federal Communications Commission’s actions in February 2017 to reduce and eliminate unnecessary accounting ru

Television Broadcasters are Big Winners in FCC Reauthorization Approved by House Commerce Committee

The House Commerce Committee approved a bill that reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission -- and includes a number of other bills, including an incentive auction fund increase.

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House Commerce Committee

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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:30
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Federal Communications Commission

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Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Chairman Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting ... 



    Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Before the Hudson Institute, "A Conservative Perspective"

    I would like to discuss how my approach to select communications policies is informed by certain conservative principles, with a fair hint of libertarianism. In my first visit to Hudson, I declared preserving and advancing economic freedom to be m

    Telecom Policymaking a Piecemeal Effort, House Commerce Chairman Walden Predicts

    Congressional action to update the Telecommunications Act will be incremental, according to House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR). "We're looking at it piece by piece," Walden said at the 2018 State of the Net conference on Jan 29.

    FCC Votes to Establish Office of Economics & Analytics

    The Federal Communications Commission voted to create an FCC Office of Economics and Analytics. This new unit will help ensure that economic analysis is deeply and consistently incorporated as part of the agency’s regular operations.

    What They're Saying About Chairman Pai's Proposal to Create an Office of Economics and Analytics

    American Action Forum Director of Technology and Innovation Policy Will Rinehart: “The FCC needs to be a datafirst organization, and the creation of such an office could help reorient the agency toward more empirically grounded analysis.” (Full St

    A Happy and Productive New Year

    The Federal Communications Commission is poised to make good on one of my top resolutions from last year: prioritizing high-quality economic and data analysis at the agency.

    Repairing the Must Vote Timing

    While I previously proposed fixes to improve the circulation process by making the documents public and addressing what amounts to stale items and those converted to Open Meeting items, we also need to update and improve the process for voting cir