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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Tom Wheeler
The Federal Communications Commission has been much in the news recently — and deservedly so — owing to its ill-conceived "Critical Information Needs" study.
The Federal Communications Commission finds itself on the defensive over a proposed research project that critics say directly threatens First Amendment protections for the news media.
The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it will overhaul net neutrality regulations that were overturned in court and bring them back to the Internet.
The future of long-standing government bans on obscenity and nudity on the airwaves soon could become much clearer as President Obama's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday — one day before the public comment period on the policy ends.
Tom Wheeler, President Obama's nominee to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has lots of experience in the communications policy arena.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said last week that while rules governing the "interconnection" between Internet backbone providers are not part of its current review of open Internet rules, the agency is monitoring the space to see if action is needed in another context.
In the wake of this setback, on Feb. 19, Mr. Wheeler issued a statement outlining his proposals for what the agency should do next.