Policymakers

Profiles of the people who make or influence communications policy.

Rep Matsui Appointed Vice Chair of House Communications Subcommittee

Rep Doris Matsui (D-CA) has been appointed Vice Chair of the House Communications Subcommittee.

FCC Holds Brief Open Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission held its very brief January Open Meeting, but only to thank returning staffers and give a warm welcome its newest member, Commissioner Geoffrey Starks.

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks Announces Staff

Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks announced the appointment of several individuals who will serve in his office in acting capacities.

Geoffrey Starks Statement on Being Sworn in as FCC Commissioner

I am deeply honored to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, and I thank the President and the United States Senate for this exceptional privilege.

Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

Facebook has acknolwedged it has hired three veteran privacy law activists, including Nate Cardozo, an attorney formerly of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has been very publicly critical of the company in recent years.

Can party affiliations predict the outcome of Mozilla v. FCC?

Some may be tempted to predict judicial outcomes by looking at the party of the judges and the President who nominated them. The panel scheduled to hear Mozilla v.

South Bend hires new innovation chief -- Denise Linn Riedl

A month after the City of South Bend’s first Chief Innovation Officer stepped down, the city has named Denise Linn Riedl to fill the position. Riedl is a Benton Foundation Fellow and previously worked at the City Tech Collaborative in Chicago and

Senate Communications Subcommittee Members Named

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced member assignments for each subcommittee.

Government shutdown halts the Trump FCC’s deregulation agenda

The companies that have been the beneficiaries of the Trump Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation are now discovering that a government that does nothing cannot serve their interests.

Witness at AG Nominee Barr Confirmation Hearing: Independent FCC, FTC Would be Unconstitutional Under Barr Theory

In day two of Attorney General Nominee William Barr's confrimation hearing, Georgia State law professor Nail Kinkopf told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the independence of federal agencies including the Federal Communications Commission are