Thank you very much for that kind introduction! It is great to be with all of you at the Solutions Summit. To be clear, it would be a lot better to be with you in Louisiana; I couldn’t help but notice that the Pelican Institute concluded a recent Summit with…


Serving as Chairman of the FCC has been the honor of a lifetime. And soon, my time in this position will conclude. You may have seen my announcement last month that I’ll be departing the Commission on January 20, 2021.

As those who follow the agency know, setting the agenda…


Every month, I use this platform to tout the items on the FCC’s upcoming monthly meeting agenda and explain how they will help to address key challenges facing our country. For our December 2020 meeting, it’s not just me saying that the Commission is dealing with some heady issues. Last…


If you had to pick a central theme for the FCC’s work this fall, it would probably be unleashing mid-band spectrum for 5G wireless services. Since the last week of August, we’ve successfully completed the auction of 70 megahertz of licensed spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band — the first-ever…


October has arrived, which means there’s a chill in the air, baseball playoffs on TV, and pumpkin spice in places where it doesn’t belong. Of course, there is no greater October tradition than Halloween. …


For sports fans, this is the week we’ve all been waiting for. Football is finally back! In two days, the Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City Chiefs will begin their title defense and kick off the NFL season when they host the Houston Texans. (Did I mention my beloved Chiefs…


If it weren’t for COVID-19, the Top Gun sequel would be in theaters right now. Nonetheless, you can rest assured that we’ll all be mavericks in three weeks. …


During the pandemic, many Americans, like me, have been binge watching television shows while staying at home. And for 14 straight days in June, the most watched show on Netflix has been “13 Reasons Why,” a drama about teen suicide. …


Since my first day as FCC Chairman, closing the digital divide has been my top priority. Meeting that priority has inspired our bread-and-butter work over the past three years. And the importance of extending Internet access to every American has never been clearer than during the coronavirus pandemic. If you…


Yesterday, a new poll came out that found more than 1 in 8 Americans used a video chat to consult with a health care professional during the past month. That’s more than double the percentage who report receiving care in an emergency room and triple the rate who went to…

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