Ajit Pai and Tom Wheeler. REUTERS

Reforming the FCC: From engineering outcomes to overseeing ecosystems

My AEI colleague Mark Jamison recently posited that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  could be transformed into a more effective regulatory body by replacing its current network-centric wireline and wireless silos with a function-based structure, with bureaux of economics, engineering, competition, and consumer protection. The first two would concentrate on analysis and the second two on monitoring and enforcement.