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What can the Obama Administration do for HD Communications?


What can the Obama Administration do for HD Communications?  A look back at what Vice President Al Gore did before he won his Nobel Prize provides some clues.

Back in 1994, Al was the point many for “Reinventing Government” As a part of his mission, he put a “date certain” marker down for all [...]

Obama FCC nomintees get their day on Capital Hill


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman nominee Julius Genachowski got the typical Capital Hill posturing lectures today at his confirmation hearing, but appears to be on track to be confirmed with Senate Commerce Committee leadership homing for a confirmation vote before July 4.

Democratic Senators seemed to be more on point to delivery lectures more [...]

If Blair Levin is at the FCC, what might this mean for HD Communications?


Last week, Blair Levin officially returned to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “help coordinate its development of a national broadband plan,” saith acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps.    But let’s be honest,  Blair probably already had a reserved parking space over there given his involvement in the Obama transition team on tech policy, working [...]

McDowell gets nominated for second FCC Commissioner term


FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has been nominated for a second term by President Barak Obama.  Now maybe the Republicans can stop stalling and start voting to approve him and FCC Chairman nominee Julius Genachowski already.

According to reports floating around since Genachowski was nominated, the Republican leadership and/or Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) didn’t [...]

New America wonk: Clyburn "disaster" choice for FCC


Sascha Meinrath, one of New America’s telecommunications wonks, has taken a dim view of FCC commissioner nominee Mignon Clyburn. “A Disaster for the Public Interest?” is the title of his blog post and he says everyone he’s talked to has been deeply concerned that Ms. Clyburn is too much in thrall with the big [...]

Republican indecision delays FCC Chairman vote


Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee announced it would hold a confirmation hearing for Mr. G, Julius Genachowski, to move forward on his nomination to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Today, the hearing was canceled.

If you are asking “WTF?,” join the club.

Apparently, says a Wall Street Journal blog and various [...]

FCC chairman hearing postponed 'til after Memorial Day


Mr. G’s string of bad luck continues.

Nominated for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Julius Genachowski was scheduled for a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing on May 12.   But the Republicans apparently don’t want a hearing until they can pair up their nominees with the Democratic selections.

The latest date for a hearing — [...]

FCC Chairman (nominated) Julius Genachowski goin' to confirmation


Mr. G, Julius Genachowski, is finally getting a hearing next week on Capitol Hill.   The nominee for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman will go before the Senate Commerce Committee on May 12.

Genachowski hasn’t had a smooth ride so far.  First, there was a delay in announcing him for the position — most likely [...]