Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

FCC Commissioner Starks Announces Staff Changes

Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks announced the appointment of William Davenport as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor covering Wireless and International issues, and the departure of Daudeline Meme, who has served as Acting

Commissioner O'Rielly Interested in New FCC Term

The next Federal Communications Commission commissioner’s term to expire belongs to Mike O’Rielly, and he said he would welcome another five-year term. “I’ve expressed an interest in potentially staying,” said Commissioner O'Rielly.

Sen Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 election ready to take on Big Tech

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined the 2020 Democratic race, separating herself from the pack by talking up her efforts to take on big tech. “We need to put some digital rules into law when it comes to people’s privacy.

New FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks says digital divide, fighting robocalls among priorities

As a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Geoffrey Starks said he hopes to make a leading priority of closing that digital divide — that is, the gulf between those with internet access and those without.

FCC Names Commissioner Starks to Joint Boards on Universal Service, Separations

The Federal Communications Commission appoints FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations and the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.

Flexibility, Humility, Connectivity: Three Ingredients for a Successful Career

I’ve been asked tonight to reflect on my career and talk about how I’ve been able to succeed in the field of telecommunications, media and technology policy.  So, I guess I’m at that point of my career where I’ve accomplished enough to impart wisd

Appointment of Membership of Third Term of the Disability Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai appointed members for the third two-year term of the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee. Will Schell, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office (DRO), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (

T-Mobile gains a powerful ally hiring a former FCC commissioner to ‘advise’ on its Sprint merger

At a time of dysfunction in Washington, there’s at least one thing in this town that still runs like butter: The revolving door.

Chairman Pai Announces Calvosa as FCC Chief Information Officer

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the appointment of Christine Calvosa as the FCC's Chief Information Officer.

#TechPolicySoWhite

The lack of diversity in tech policy means that regulators and lawmakers make policy decisions that impact marginalized groups from a perspective that is not inclusive of the viewpoints of these communities.