Twenty20

Can we modernize the FCC?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should be organized. Several news organizations mentioned that this was a topic of discussion as part of the work of the FCC transition team for President Donald Trump. (Full disclosure: I was a member of the team. My work there was confidential and the opinions I express here are my own.) Modernizing the FCC was discussed at the recent State of the Net program, and there was much agreement that the staff structure limits technical analysis. Larry Downs discussed the staff structure in a Forbes article, as did Bret Swanson in his recent TechPolicyDaily piece.