Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Benton Welcomes New Senior Fellow and Public Advocate Gigi Sohn

Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss named Gigi Sohn Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate.

Mignon Clyburn, Speaking Up For You

[Editorial] May 9 marks the end of a chapter. But this book is still being written. Today, we celebrate the many accomplishments of Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commissioner.

Senate confirms full slate of FTC commissioners (updated)

The Senate unanimously confirmed all five of President Trump's nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), bringing the consumer protection agency to full strength for the first time since the start of the new administration. The FTC

FCC Chairman Pai receives NRA gun award for courage

In lieu of delivering advertised remarks dubbed "American Pai: The Courageous Chairman of the FCC," Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai received the National Rifle Association's (NRA) “Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award” at t

FCC Seeks Applicants for BDAC Disaster Response and Recovery Group

The Federal Communications Commission solicits nominations for membership on a new Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Nominations

President Donald Trump has two nominees to join the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of six-year terms expiring January 29, 2020:

FCC Anticipates Renewing Consumer Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission announces the anticipated renewal of its Consumer Advisory Committee and solicits applications for membership, subject to renewal of the CAC's charter. Applications for membership are due by 11:59 P.M.

Chairman Pai Announces New Appointments to the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

Chairman Ajit Pai appointed 18 new members to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) and named Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona, Chair of the newly expanded IAC. The 18 newly appointed members join the 12 existing members.

How the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Could Shape Cities’ Digital Future

In July 2018, the 30 members of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee gathered at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and agree to debate new model state and local laws for broadband deployment.

President Trump Nominates Droegemeier to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

President Donald Trump will nominate Kelvin Droegemeier of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr.