Baker to Leave FCC to Lobby for NBCUniversal
May 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 – FCC Commissioner, Meredith Baker, announced Wednesday that she will resign her post on June 3, after which she will begin her tenure as a lobbyist for NBCUniversal.
Baker’s served as one of the five FCC commissioners for less than two years, after being sworn in by President Barack Obama in July, 2009. Previously, she spent five years during the second Bush administration at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she rose to the top spot in that agency.
FCC Approves Qwest-CenturyLink Merger
March 21st, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 -The Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of telecommunications carrier, Qwest Communications, and internet service provider, CenturyLink.
Following the completion of the merger, Qwest will become a subsidiary of CenturyLink.
FCC Commissioner Baker Outlines Plan For Merger Review Overhaul
FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
March 3rd, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 – FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker outlined a plan to reform the Commission corporate mergers review process in a keynote address at the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Communications Summit Wednesday.
House Subcommittee Puts FCC, Net Neutrality On Firing Line
Congress, FCC, Net Neutrality, Spectrum
February 17th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 17, 2011 – Members of the House subcommittee on Communications and Technology took the opportunity during a hearing on Wednesday to grill the five FCC commissioners on the Commission’s recent Open Internet Order in a marathon session.
FCC Paves Way For Comprehensive USF Reform At Open Meeting
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
February 9th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 9, 2011 – The FCC adopted a measure during Tuesday’s open meeting that lays the groundwork for revisions to the nation’s telephone subsidy systems in the near-term and an eventual overhaul to transition those systems into building and supporting broadband infrastructure.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which was adopted unanimously by the Commission, draws a roadmap to reforming the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the closely related intercarrier compensation (ICC) system.