Today, the FCC adopted a series of steps intended to solicit proposals from communications providers to conduct service-based experiments to explore the transition to all-Internet Protocol (“IP”) networks. Chairman Wheeler described today’s actions as “a big deal” and “an important moment.” He and the other Commissioners emphasized that the experiments would be completely voluntary, will
Yesterday, the FCC released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 (beginning in October 2012). The budget offers a few interesting insights into the balance of the FCC’s functions. It also offers a preview of what to expect with the FCC’s regulatory fees, which are due in September of each year. See below for more.
Six months after Obama took office, it seems that the FCC is almost, finally ready to get moving. The Mignon Clyburn (D) and Meredith Baker (R) nominations were approved by the Senate this week. With these confirmations, we will have the full five-member Commission in place for the August 27 open meeting.
In addition, Chairman Genachowski …