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.
BroadbandCensus.com: Leading the Charge for Public and Transparent Data
September 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 21, 2009 – Broadband data is important for the future of our country – and public and transparent broadband data is even more important. Today, at this moment, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is making a speech in which he is highlighting the vital principle of public and transparent broadband data.
Week Ahead: A New Sheriff in Town
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, Wireless
August 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The broadband policy center of gravity is beginning to shift from northwest to the southwest – or at least from NW Washington, where the Commerce Department and its National Telecommunications and Information Administration is based, to SW Washington, at the Federal Communications Commission.
Clyburn Sworn in as FCC Commissioner
August 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2009 – Mignon Clyburn was sworn in Monday as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. The ceremony took place in her home state of South Carolina, with the oath administered by U.S. Senior District Judge Matthew Perry Jr.
The Week Ahead: Telecom's New Deal
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content
August 3rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s aggressive press toward a federal broadband policy is the biggest telecommunications policy story at the moment, but there are still other more mundane matters going on at the agency.
NoChokePoints Coalition to Combat Special Access Providers
FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Wireless carriers and consumer advocates joined forces Monday to open a new front in the battle over pricing for “special access” markets. The newly-formed NoChokePoints coalition brings together a number of unlikely bedfellows that usually clash on many topics, most notably Sprint Nextel and Public Knowledge, in order to battle the “chokehold that these huge phone companies have on the special access market.”