Federal Communications Commission

 

FCC Gets New Chair: Genachowski Confirmed by Senate

After the vote was held up for more than a week, Julius Genachowski was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next chairman of the FCC. Once sworn in, Genachowski is expected to preside over the July 2 meeting. Acting Chairman Michael Copps will to commissioner status. The re-nomination of Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell also […]

Soap Box: Competitive Spirit Will Endure Change

We now are well into 2008 and have begun a New Year with all the promise and challenges each New Year brings. Every New Year also brings a lot of changes in both our personal and professional lives. What are your expectations for 2008? What excites you about the opportunities? What concerns you? What are […]

FCC Advisory Board Releases Recommended USF Changes

An FCC advisory board late Tuesday issued its long-awaited recommendations for Universal Service Fund (USF) reform. The biggest changes would affect high-cost subsidies, put money toward broadband build-outs and, overall, seek to end duplicate funding. All of this would be done by breaking the USF into three new units the Mobility, Broadband and Provider of […]

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