Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Carr, Rosenworcel Sworn in as FCC Commissioners

The Federal Communications Commission is back at full strength. Brendan Carr has been sworn in as the newest member of the Republican majority and Jessica Rosenworcel has rejoined the commission with a new, five-year term.

Chairman Pai On Swearing In Of Brendan Carr And Jessica Rosenworcel

I congratulate Brendan and Jessica on their swearing in and welcome them to the FCC as Commissioners. I’m pleased that the Commission is once again at full capacity.

Commissioner Carr Swearing in Statement

It is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC. I am grateful to President Trump for nominating me and to the United States Senate for confirming me to serve the American public in this capacity.

Commissioner Rosenworcel on Being Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

I am honored and humbled to enjoy the privilege and responsibility of returning to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. I firmly believe that the future belongs to the connected.

Who did Trump borrow his press tactics from? Joe McCarthy.

[Commentary] Joe McCarthy loved to savage reporters, singling them out by name at his rallies in the 1950s.

Not Ready to Ride Into the Sunset: Chairman Wheeler and the Fight for Internet Regulation

[Commentary] There is a long-standing tradition in American politics that when your term of office is over, you retreat quietly into the background and allow a tasteful period of time to pass before you get back into the arena.

FCC packs broadband advisory group with big telecom firms, trade groups

When the Federal Communications Commission went looking this year for experts to sit on an advisory committee regarding deployment of high-speed internet, Gary Carter thought he would be a logical choice.

Ajit Pai accused of conflict for helping former client, a prison phone company

A prisoners' rights group has accused Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai of having a conflict of interest because he used to represent a prison phone company as a lawyer.

Just Months Later, Another Press Secretary Profile

As a media correspondent for The Times, I cover the intersection of journalism and politics, a juncture that has seen its share of pileups in 2017.

Op-Ed: Expect to see more and more tech execs running for political office

[Commentary] Many tech execs that I know hate and do not trust our government, but are starting to come to the conclusion that a president, senator and congressmen and congresswomen need to have a greater grasp of how technology will shape our wor