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 Looking to Enable Nationwide Number Portability
The FCC wants to make it easier for consumers and businesses to port their number from one carrier to another. People can already bring their number with them when they change carriers, but there are location-based limitations that sometimes prevent porting from one area of the country to another.
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.
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.
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...?