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When the FCC was established in 1934, radio was the dominant medium and only about 10 percent of Americans had telephones. Now, commissioners and staff grapple with complexities of Internet regulation, spectrum auctions, video competition, broadband deployment, retransmission conflicts and much more. With complex policy subjects like net neutrality, privacy and the set-top box marketplace swirling, here's your chance to hear directly from Commissioners about the intersection of government and business in a rapidly changing communications and media marketplace.
the latest FCC initiatives from set-top boxes to privacy
spectrum policy and the search for additional spectrum for unlicensed services
consumer protection in an age of rapid-fire innovation
Lydia Beyoud is a telecommunications reporter for Bloomberg BNA. She reports on telecommunications issues before the Federal Communications Commission and Congress, including net neutrality, corporate mergers, broadband Internet deployment and broadcast media.
Mignon L. Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.
Michael O’Rielly was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama on August 1, 2013 and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on October 29, 2013. He was sworn into office on November 4, 2013. On January 29, 2015, he was sworn into office for a new term, following his re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.
Ajit Pai was nominated to the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate.
Jessica Rosenworcel was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. She was sworn into office on May 11, 2012.
Peter Slen is a Senior Executive Producer at C-SPAN TV. In that capacity, he is responsible for the editorial content of Book TV, C-SPAN's nonfiction book network, and The Communicators series, which looks at the issues of telecommunications and public policy. Formerly, he served for seven years as Executive Producer of C-SPAN's live morning program, Washington Journal, which examines public policy issues, especially legislative issues under debate or being considered by Congress.