Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Government-subsidized internet crosses political boundaries in Southwest Virginia

Joe McNamara is heading to the Virginia House of Delegates with the promises of a red-blooded Republican, from reining in spending to avoiding tax increases.

Senator-Elect Josh Hawley (R-MO) could be Google’s fiercest critic

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's victory over Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is an ominous sign for one company in particular: Google. Hawley campaigned as an antagonist to big technology companies in general and Google in particular.

Senate Commerce Chairman Thune Names New Committee Deputy Staff Director

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) announced the promotion of Crystal Tully, who previously served as policy director and counsel for communications and technology, to deputy staff director of the full Commerce Committee.

FCC You Soon

The new Democratic majority in the House is wasting no time in preparing its oversight efforts.

President Trump Comments On FCC Chairman Pai

President Donald Trump took part in an event celebrating Diwali Nov 13 at the White House alongside several administration officials. During the ceremony, President Trump teased Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who was in the r

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at President Trump’s request

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at President Donald Trump’s request, ending the tenure of a loyalist President Trump had soured on shortly after Sessions took office in 2017 because the former senator from Alabama had recused himself from

ITU elects first woman and other top managers to lead UN agency for technology

The 20th Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) elected the first woman to one of five top executive positions in the history of the organization. Member States of ITU, the United Nations specializ

Commerce Sec Ross Appoints FirstNet Board Members

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the appointment of six individuals to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority, including five new members. 

Why Women Need Net Neutrality

As a member of the Federal Communications Commission, Jessica Rosenworcel is charged with regulating the nation’s radio, television, and phone industries.

Chairman Pai Plans to Remain Chairman For ‘Foreseeable Future’

Brian Hart, director of the Federal Communications Commission’s office of media relations, said that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai “plans to lead the FCC for the foreseeable future.” Pai — a Republican appointed to the commission by President Barack Obama