No Surprises in McDowell FCC Confirmation Hearing

Robert M. McDowell looks to be a shoo-in for fifth commissioners seat at the FCC. The Senate Commerce Committee today held a brief hearing on McDowells nomination and Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, said he plans to take McDowells name to the full Senate on March 16 for full confirmation. One of the committees biggest concerns […]

FCC’s Adelstein Says No Surprises So Far

Jonathan Adelstein says the controversial and emotionally charged Triennial Review is a “huge challenge” but no activity on the eighth floor so far has startled the new FCC commissioner. Adelstein, a former legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), was sworn in as the fifth commissioner Dec. 3, leaving the self-described champion of rural […]

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