Obama Names Possible FCC Chairman
The New York Times is reporting that President-Elect Barack Obama is set to nominate Julius Genachowski to be the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski was a fund-raiser for Obama during his presidential campaign, and also contributed to Obama's online strategy. The two men went to law school together, and played basketball against one another. If nominated, Genachowski would have to be approved by Congress. Whoever fills the chair will have a hand in shaping the future of wired and wireless communications.
Trump Rounds Out FCC with Brendan Carr Nomination
President Donald Trump has nominated Brendan Carr to fill the fifth and final Commissioner role at the FCC. Brendan Carr, a Republican, joins Commissioner Michael O'Reilly and Chairman Ajit Pai, giving Republicans a 3-2 majority over Democrat Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel.
Trump Asks Jessica Rosenworcel to Return to FCC
President Donald Trump today nominated former FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to retake her seat with the agency. Rosenworcel served on the commission for several years under the Obama Administration.
FCC: Still Work to Do to Free Up More Spectrum
FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler underscored the need to find and free up more spectrum in a recent meeting with the Obama Administration. Wheeler met with Lawrence Strickling, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, to discuss the FCC's progress in finding 500 megahertz of spectrum for wireless broadband.
Senate Approves Trump's FCC Picks
The U.S. Senate today formally approved the nominations of Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission.
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.
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