Topic: Julius Genachowski

Former FCC Chairman Goes Wall Street After public service, time to cash in

Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has landed himself a lucrative new gig in private equity. In his new position as managing director and partner for The Carlyle Group’s…

January 6, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

FCC's Wheeler Pulls Media Ownership Proposal Replacing predecessor's draft with his own

The Federal Communications Commission’s review of media ownership rules, now nearly three years late, is likely to drag on even longer. New FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has decided to withdraw…

December 16, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

FCC's Net Neutrality Rules May Not Survive Court Oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC last 2 hours

D.C.'s political bookies are giving the full survival of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules long odds. In a packed Washington courtroom Monday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

September 10, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

Conservative Groups Urge Senate to Block Wheeler Over Broadcast Indecency FCC nominee's vague position fails to satisfy Morality in Media and others

Tom Wheeler (D), President Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, may be feeling the heat of the position even before he's confirmed. Led by Morality in Media, a…

July 9, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

FCC Puts Cross-Ownership Study Up for Comment Study key to agency's rules proceeding

Acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn may be keeping the seat warm for nominee Tom Wheeler, but she isn't sitting on her hands. Over the weekend, Clyburn put a…

June 9, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

Study: Cross-Ownership of Media Doesn't Impact Minorities Critics cry foul over this next step in the FCC's process of reviewing rules

One of the biggest arguments against liberalizing the cross-ownership of media properties in a local market—that it would limit minority and female ownership—was shot down in a study conducted as…

May 30, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

The Big Items on the FCC’s To-Do List Much work to be done

Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn’t leave the media ownership rules for the next guy? Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules? Even with…

May 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Obama Nominates Wheeler to Head FCC [Updated] 'The Bo Jackson of telecom'

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…

April 30, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

FCC's Genachowski to Join Aspen Institute Move follows footsteps of four other FCC chairmen

Following in the footsteps of four other Federal Communications Commission chairmen, Julius Genachowski will join the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program as senior fellow. Genachowski will join Aspen "later this…

April 15, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

FCC Chairman Announces Exit Friday Genachowski announcement comes two days after Commissioner McDowell

Well, that was fast. Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski announced Friday he is leaving the agency just two days after Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell said he would bow out in…

March 21, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT