Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

If You Care About Net Neutrality, Run For Office

[Commentary]  If you care about preserving network neutrality, the most important thing you could possibly do would be to run for political office on a platform that promises to protect the free and open internet and to roll back regulatory captur

Statements of the FCC on Brendan Carr's Renomination

On Jan 9, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr was Renominated for a full five-year term by President Donald Trump.

FCC's Clyburn: I'm Staying Put on FCC

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission appears to have put the kibosh on a rumor she was considering exiting the commission. Commissioner Clyburn's term was up at the end of June 2017.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his appearance at CES because of death threats

Apparently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his scheduled appearance at a major upcoming tech industry trade show after receiving death threats.

Candidate for Congress Will Let His Constituents Decide How He Votes

Michael Allman is running for Congress as a Republican. But if his constituents lean left of him on a particular issue before Congress, that’s how Allman will vote.

Fact-checking Mignon Clyburn’s net neutrality statement

[Commentary] This blog reviews some specious claims made in Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's statement on network neutrality.

Senate Returns Carr Nomination to White House (updated)

The US Senate returned to President Donald Trump the nomination of Federal Communications Commission member Brendan Carr for a 5-year term beginning July 1, 2018.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance a week before show

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled plans to appear at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the week of Jan 8, missing the show for the first time in five years and what would have been his first appearance as head of t

NTIA: Renewal of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors Charter

On Dec 20, 2017, the Department of Commerce renewed the Charter for the Digital Economy Board of Advisors.