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.
Blair Levin, Following Path of Former Chairmen, Joins Aspen Institute
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 — Blair Levin, who became the chief architect behind the Federal Communication’s National Broadband Plan as director of the FCC Omnibus Broadband Initiative will leave the agency following the first week in May, according to a commission press release.
End of Net Neutrality? The Real Battle is Just Beginning
Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
April 6th, 2010
Given that the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals today smacked down the FCC’s ham-handed attempt to impose net neutrality rules on Comcast from a couple years ago, it’s no surprise that many folks are proclaiming this to be the end of net neutrality and a blow to the Obama administration’s telecom plans.
Introducing BroadbandCensus.com's People Column: Facebook Makes Changes
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
October 23rd, 2009
As Facebook increases its Washington presence, Andrew Noyes will be putting the pen down to join the company next month as manager of public policy communications. Noyes has been a reporter for National Journal Group since 2006 where he worked first for the now-dead Technology Daily publication, and later for CongressDaily. Also on the Facebook team is Tim Sparapani, director of public policy, and Adam Conner.
BroadbandCensus.com: Starting the Ball Rolling on Crowdsourcing
September 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2009 – Public and transparent broadband data has now been elevated to the level of a fundamental principle, at least in the Monday speech by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. But it’s worth reflecting on the time – not so long ago – when the quest to collect this kind of broadband data was an unrealized vision at the losing end of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.