FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to Resign Jan. 20
Today Kevin Martin, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced that he will resign on January 20. He is expected to be replaced by President-Elect Barack Obama's nominee, Julius Genachowski. The change in guard comes because the law states that the party controlling the White House (in this case, the Democrats) gets to pick the chairman and three of the commission's five spots. Kevin Martin is a republican, and was expected to vacate the office.
Senate Democrats to Force Net Neutrality Vote On May 9
May 1, 2018
Senate Democrats are looking to make net neutrality a campaign issue heading into the 2018 mid-term elections and will kick things off May 9 with a vote. Sen.
As Planned, Democratic Senators Force Net Neutrality Vote
May 9, 2018
Senate Democrats today used the Congressional Review Act to force a vote on net neutrality. The party has been pushing the issue for most of the year.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Resign In January
Dec 15, 2016
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.
Senate Votes In Favor of Saving Net Neutrality
May 16, 2018
Democrats in the Senate forced a vote on net neutrality today and walked away victorious. Members of the Senate voted 52-47 to retain the net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration that were later nixed by the FCC.
"Deception and Distrust"
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What remains to be seen, however, is if the wireless industry going forward can regain competitive balance from the egregious accumulation & consolidation the FCC permitted during the Martin regime. I fear, unfo