updated Wed. November 15, 2023
November 15, 2017
Radio Mutiny ran for two years before it was shut down by the FCC. But the FCC chairman at the time, William Kennard, a Clinton appointee, expressed concern about the lack of minority ownership in the media and ordered a study to see if it was possible to run stations of less than 100 watts that didn'tÃâÃÂ ...
October 24, 2017
That government-first mindset changed with the ascendancy of Chairman William Kennard to the FCC in 1997. Kennard fully understood the potential of the internet to revolutionize commerce and daily life. More importantly, he was acutely aware of the potential for bad policy to stifle the amazingÃâÃÂ ...
The Hill (blog)
July 12, 2017
wrote to then-FCC Chairman William Kennard that “nothing in the 1996 Act or its legislative history suggests that Congress intended to alter the current classification of [i]nternet and other information services or to expand traditional telephone regulation to new and advanced services.” The senatorsÃâÃÂ ...
May 17, 2017
"Line-sharing provides more choice and flexibility for the consumer, ultimately, and of course more competition in the marketplace," then-FCC Chairman William Kennard said the day of the vote. "It's another important milestone." Because of line sharing, many companies could offer DSL Internet serviceÃâÃÂ ...
March 23, 2017
One attendee quipped that it felt a bit like a reunion from the days of former FCC chairman William Kennard. Former CNN anchor Frank Sesno, author of the book “Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change,” spoke to the crowd about questions that make aÃâÃÂ ...
January 4, 2017
... stints at the Federal Communications Commission, having initially worked as a staff attorney before becoming legal adviser to then-FCC Chairman William Kennard. From the FCC, Odom went to work for Verizon, serving as a vice president for the telecommunications company's New Jersey operations.
February 24, 2015
FCC Chairman William Kennard, a Democrat appointed by President Bill Clinton, set the stage for a light regulatory touch in the Internet's early days. He was the first FCC chairman to suggest the agency should not subject broadband networks to the same stringent requirements applied to old telephoneÃâÃÂ ...