Jessica Rosenworcel

New Net Neutrality Rules Are Coming

Interrupted only twice by protestors before a packed room and several overflow rooms, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to proceed with establishing new net neutrality rules.

Democratic FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler to Slow Down Net Neutrality Proposal

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler may have just hit a snag in rushing his net neutrality proposal into the procedure pipeline at the May 15 meeting.

Did FCC Chairman Go Too Far in Pushing for In-Flight Phone Calls?

New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler may have stepped in it with his insistence to open up for comment a rule that would make it possible for consumers to use their cellphones in airplanes. So far the rule, which squeaked by in a 3-2 vote party-line vote Thursday afternoon during the commission's monthly meeting, has given him nothing but trouble.

Rockefeller Finally Weighs In on Wheeler FCC Nom

Maybe because everyone in Washington already spent months chewing over Tom Wheeler's qualifications as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission—or maybe it was because Congress was on a brief recess—Congressional reaction to the Wheeler's official nomination was sparse. But hotly anticipated was a statement from Sen.

Obama Nominates Wheeler to Head FCC [Updated]

In a move that came as no surprise to anyone inside the Beltway, President Obama today nominated Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler, an ally and fundraiser for Obama, will succeed Obama law school buddy Julius Genachowski, who announced his departure last month.

Is Tom Wheeler the Frontrunner for FCC Chief?

President Obama is getting an earful about who he should nominate as the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission, but despite all the noise and Beltway gossip, one name keeps popping to the top: Tom Wheeler.Wheeler "appears to still have the inside track," wrote Stifel analysts Christopher King and David Kaut.

Is Commissioner Rosenworcel Making a Play for FCC Chair?

Is Federal Communications commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel making a play to become the next FCC chair? It's hard not to connect the political dots, based on a letter a majority of Senate Democrats sent President Obama recommending he select her for the job.

New FCC Commissioners to Testify Along Familiar Lines

The first public appearance of the new federal communications commissioners was essentially a bust. Appearing in May before the Senate Commerce Committee only days after they were sworn in, the timing was premature.

Senate Confirms FCC Nominees

The Senate confirmed two FCC nominees Monday afternoon, bringing the agency to its full membership of five.

Hold on FCC Nominees Lifted

The Federal Communications Commission will soon be at full strength with five commissioners now that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) agreed to lift the hold he put on the two nominees President Obama named last November.The soonest the Senate could vote on Republican Ajit Pai and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would be May 7, when the chamber returns from a brief recess.