Powell Will Step Down From FCC
Jan 21, 2005, 6:00 PM by (staff)
FCC Chairman Michael Powell today announced that he will resign from the position after the Commission's March 10 meeting. Under Powell's pro big business and anti regulation stance, a number of significant wireless mergers, including Cingular's buyout of AT&T Wireless were approved. However despite complaints from carriers, the FCC also mandated Local Number Portability under his term. No replacement has been chosen yet, but analysts believe the FCC will continue its deregulatory course under whomever takes the reins next.
FCC Wants Carriers to Step Up Anti-Robocall Efforts
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today asked the country's major telephone providers to improve consumer tools for blocking robocalls. The FCC said robocalls continue to be one of the top complaints filed by consumers.
FCC Ends Zero-Rated Data Inquiry
The FCC today said it will drop its review of sponsored data programs from the likes of AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Under former Chairman Tom Wheeler, the FCC determined the nation's two largest carriers were likely violating net neutrality rules by zero-rating some video services.
FCC Dubious On Future Wireless Mergers
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today suggested the agency will take a long, hard look at any proposed mergers between wireless companies. "We will continue to be skeptical of efforts to achieve scale through the consolidation of major players," said Wheeler at the CTIA trade show in Las Vegas.
Trump Renominates Pai to Serve As FCC Chair
President Donald Trump today renominated Ajit Pai to the Federal Communications Commission. Pai has been running the agency since the January departure of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, even though Pai's official tenure at the FCC ended in the middle of 2016.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Resign In January
Tom Wheeler, who has served as Chairman of the FCC for the past three years, announced plans to step down in January. "Serving as FCC Chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional life," said Wheeler in a statement.
Long Live Howard Stern,KING OF ALL MEDIA.
Maybe the FCC will appoint someone without a stick up their michael powell.
F the CC.
In all seriousness, who actually appoints the head of the FCC?
Ever think of this...?