Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Commissioner Carr Statement on New Staff Appointment

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that Evan Swarztrauber has joined his office as Policy Advisor for media issues. Evan joins Commissioner Carr’s office from TechFreedom, where he was Director of Public Affairs.

McDowell: Threats Against FCC’s Pai Could Warrant Investigation

The attacks online and in protest signage against Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and his family over the Restoring Internet Freedom order circulated last week continued to draw condemnation, including a suggestion law enforcem

FCC Announces Appointment Of Esbin As Deputy Chief Of The Consumer And Governmental Affairs Bureau

The Federal Communications Commission announced the appointment of Barbara Esbin as deputy chief of the agency’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Esbin will focus on overseeing the Bureau’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy and its Offi

Rep Conyers Steps Away From Judiciary Post

Rep John Conyers (D-MI) has agreed to step away from his leadership post as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary committee while he is being investigated by the Ethics Committee over allegations of sexual misconduct.  There are multiple allegatio

Who is Ajit Pai, the “Trump soldier” remaking America’s internet?

President Donald Trump’s new Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai promised last December to bring a “weed-wacker” to the agency that oversees the US’s media and telecommunications industries.

Here are the five officials who will decide the controversial changes to net neutrality rules

Here are the five commissioners who will decide the latest round of the net neutrality battle at the Federal Communications Commission’s Dec. 14 meeting.

The Man Playing Peacemaker Between Trump and Tech

As tensions mount between President Donald Trump and his fiercest critics in Silicon Valley, Michael Kratsios has the thorny task of playing peacemaker. Kratsios, one of the White House’s top technology advisers, is developing a high-tech policy a

The Trump-FCC-AT&T-Et Al. Plan: The Insidious “Wheel of Mis-Fortune”

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission et al have created a series of interconnected proposed rules, regulations and actions.

Berners-Lee, Father of the Web, Confronts His Creation in the Era of Fake News

Tim Berners-Lee's concerns during the web’s first 25 years focused on expanding access to more people.