Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Chairman Pai Names Six Members to the USAC Board

Chairman Ajit Pai appointed six members to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC):

Rep Pallone (D-NJ) Elected Chairman of Energy and Commerce Committee

I thank my Democratic colleagues for their support in electing me Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Case for Agency Authority

This is my case for why I am pro-agency rulemaking authority, and you should be too.

FCC Nominees Against the Clock

Multiple holds may prevent the Senate from advancing long-stalled Federal Communications Commission nominations before Congress adjourns, which could come as soon as Dec 21 if lawmakers resolve government funding negotiations.

Chairman Pai hopes to find common ground with lawmakers in the new Congress

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai didn’t quite rule out an eventual run for office and said he hopes to find common ground with lawmakers in the new Congress.

Gigi Sohn, Renowned Public Advocate and Net Neutrality Pioneer, Joins EFF’s Board

Gigi Sohn, a leading public advocate for the concept that broadband Internet should be open, affordable, and competitive, has joined the board of directors of the Electronic Fronteir Foundation.

Sen Manchin (D-WV) Manchin puts hold on Carr's FCC nomination over wireless internet fund delay

Sen Joe Manchin (D-wV) has placed a hold on Commissioner Brendan Carr's renomination to the Federal Communications Commission in response to the FCC’s decision to pause a program that would fund wireless internet expansion in rural areas.

FCC Announces BDAC Re-Charter and Solicits Nominations for Membership

The Federal Communications Commission announces its intent to recharter the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), a federal advisory committee, which provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on accelerating the deployment of

Net Neutrality Potentially Gains Powerful Foe in Top Justice Candidate

William P. Barr, nominated to become the nation’s top law enforcement official in the Trump administration, is a former chief lawyer for Verizon Communications who has opposed net neutrality rules for more than a decade.

Trump’s new attorney general had charged Justice Department’s antitrust chief with giving an ‘inaccurate’ account of meeting with Time Warner

President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Justice previously challenged the integrity and motivation of the agency’s current antitrust chief, according to recently published court documents, offering a conflicting account o