Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

The group at the center of the antitrust storm

A small liberal think tank has spent years urging Washington to crack down on the United States’ biggest tech companies — a lonely crusade that barely registered with the political establishment.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House at the End of June 2019

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary who fiercely defended President Trump through one of the most tumultuous periods in American politics and presided over the end of the daily White House news briefing, will step down at the e

FCC Will Renew Charter of Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

The Federal Communications Commission is renewing the charter of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment for a two-year period. The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the FCC on how to empower disadvantaged

Industry Influence on an FCC Advisory Panel

After high-tech phone network outages hit major US cities in 1991, the Federal Communications Commission chartered an advisory group to help the agency troubleshoot emerging technology issues.

Fresh Hurdle for Bipartisanship on Privacy

Two House lawmakers looking to craft a consensus data privacy bill found themselves on opposite sides of an emerging debate: whether legislation should create a new privacy division at the Federal Trade Commission.

Sen Cornyn: Commissioner O'Rielly Deserves Another FCC Term

Federal Communications Commissioner Mike O’Rielly’s current term expires in June 2019. Although he can remain seated until the end of 2020, he would need President Donald Trump’s renomination and a Senate confirmation vote to serve beyond then.

USTelecom Adds FCC Policy Veteran

Kristine Fargotstein has been named VP, policy and advocacy, for USTelecom-The Broadband Association.

A call for a transatlantic retreat on the State of Philanthropy

I recently traveled to Brussels to see my long-time friends Gerry Salole and Rien van Gendt at the European Foundation Centre. As usual, we spoke about the status of philanthropy in Europe and the United States. A huge topic, indeed.

Pew to Launch Broadband Access and State Policy Explorer

Pew Charitable Trusts, which has spent more than a year studying Americans’ access to broadband, will soon be launching an online explorer inventorying the data it’s collected — including information on gaps to coverage and the policies state gove

Inside Andrew Yang's (Anti-Tech) Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is both of the tech world and one of its harshest critics.