Press Mention from Consensus FCC Reforms and the Communications Agenda for the Next Administration

Press Coverage of Mini-Conference on Consensus FCC Reforms and the Communications Agenda for the Next Administration, September 16, 2008:

Ex-Chiefs Have Earful for Candidates, Sharp Words for FCC, by Julian Sanchez, Ars Technica, September 18, 2008:

“Michael Powell and William Kennard, former chairs of the Federal Communications Commission under presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, respectively, spoke candidly about their experiences heading the regulatory agency at a National Press Club event Tuesday. Held by the Information Economy Project at George Mason University, the forum was meant to provide frank advice on telecom policy to presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama—but also gave the ex-chairmen a chance to offer some surprisingly harsh words for their erstwhile agency’s record, on issues as diverse as indecency and antitrust regulation.”

Where are Today’s Best Job Opportunities?, by Andrew Kreig, RCR Wireless, October 7, 2008:

That was, in essence, the question posed last month by a jobless recent law school grad to a panel of former top FCC officials who were convened in Washington to discuss the Commission’s future under the next president. The question was so timely that several of the former FCC Chairmen and Chief of Staff panelists revisited the question later during their mini-conference, sponsored by George Mason University’s Law School at the National Press Club.

Understanding that tough financial times require creativity, former FCC Chairman William Kennard (1997-2001) advised the Syracuse University grad to fulfill her enthusiasm for high-tech legal work by using it to help enable non-ICT (information and communications technology) sectors to expand their efficiencies through better communications. He should know a lot about this in his current job as managing director of the Carlyle Group’s global media and telecom group.

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