May 2013 Statements
April 2013 Statements
March 2013 Statements
Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions With Respect to Mobile Wireless, Including Commercial Mobile Services
Native Affairs Report
The Departure of Sherrese Smith
FCC Oversight Hearing
February 2013 Statements
FCC Acts to Significantly Increase Spectrum Available for Unlicensed Devices in the 5 GHz Band
Proposed State Legislation That Would Restrict the Deployment of Municipal Broadband Networks
January 2013 Statements
Issues Gigabit City Challenge to Providers, Local, and State Governments to Bring at Least One Ultra-Fast Gigabit Internet Community to Every State in U.S. by 2015
Senator Rockefeller's Retirement
Chairman Genachowski Announces Action to Strengthen Reliability and Resiliency of Nationwide 9-1-1 Communications Networks During Major Disasters.
News Release | Report
Announces Major Effort to Increase Wi-Fi Speeds and Alleviate Wi-Fi Congestion at Airports, Convention Centers, and in Homes with Multiple Devices and Users
December 2012 Statements
FCC's 'Smartphone Security Checker'
FCC Creates Healthcare Connect Fund to Expand Access to Robust Broadband Healthcare Networks, Improve Care and Lower Costs for Patients Nationwide
Hearing on “Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track,” House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Committee on Energy and Commerce
November 2012 Statements
AT&T Investment Announcement
October 2012 Statements
Major Progress in Usage-Based Alert Program to Protect Mobile Consumers from 'Bill Shock'; Wireless Carriers Meet and Beat Deadline to Provide Free Data, Voice, Text & International Alerts
Commission Permits Cable Operators to Encrypt the Basic Service Tier Subject to Certain Consumer-Protection Measures
Formation of the U.S. Delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT)
September 2012 Statements
Incentive Auction Proposal
August 2012 Statements
Eight Broadband Progress Report
The U.S. Submission of Initial Input Into the International Telecommunication Union's World Conference on International Telecommunications
Amendment of Part 101 of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate the Use of Microwave for Wireless Backhaul and Other Uses and to Provide Additional Flexibility to Broadcast Auxiliary Service and Operational Fixed Microwave Licensees
July 2012 Statements
FCC Oversight Hearing
June 2012 Statements
Josh Gottheimer, Senior Counselor to the Chairman, to Step Down; Jordan Usdan Named Acting Director of Public-Private Initiatives
Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau to Step Down; Julie Veach Named Bureau Chief
Sections 2.925 and 2.926 of the Rules Regarding Grantee Codes for Certified Radiofrequency Equipment
May 2012 Statements
Rick Kaplan, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief, To Step Down; Ruth Milkman To Return As Bureau Chief
Sean Lev Named General Counsel
April 2012 Statements
FCC Adopts Rules to Help Consumers Identify and Prevent Unauthorized Mystery Fees, Known as "Cramming," on Phone Bills
The Passing of Mike Wallace.
March 2012 Statements
Incentive Auction Task Force.
Chairman Genachowski Announces Departure of Amy Levine, Senior Counsel and Legal Advisor; Charles Mathias to Serve as Acting Legal Advisor.
February 2012 Statements
Incentive Auction Legislation.
January 2012 Statements
December 2011 Statements
Chairman Genachowski And Knight Foundation Announce Winners of the First-of-its-Kind 'Apps For Communities' Challenge.
FCC Quiets Persistent Problem of Television Age - Loud Commercials - by Adopting Rules to Reduce Volume.
Urges State Commissions to Ratchet Up Efforts to Combat Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Lifeline Program
BART Policy Adoption
November 2011 Statements
FCC Takes Steps to Introduce New Advanced Medical Technologies to Treat Neuromuscular Disorders and Traumatic Injuries.
Bureau Dismissal Without Prejudice of AT&T's Applications for Transfer of Control of T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Connect America Fund Order.
Chairman Genachowski Announces Greg Guice as Director, Office of Legislative Affairs; Christopher Lewis Appointed as Deputy Director.
Chairman Genachowski Congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai on Their Nominations to the Commission.
October 2011 Statements
Chairman Genachowski Joins Commissioner Copps to Honor Innovators in Accessibility Communications Technologies.
FCC Creates 'Connect America Fund' to Help Extend High-Speed Internet to 18 Million Unserved Americans; Creating Jobs & Increased Consumer Benefits.
FCC Takes Critical Steps to Bring Advanced Communications Services to Those With Disabilities.
September 2011 Statements
FCC Moves Ahead on Efforts to Prioritize 911 Calls and Enable Consumers to Send Text, Photos, Video and Data to 911 Call Centers During Emergencies.
August 2011 Statements
Important Tips to Communicate During Emergencies for Residents Preparing for Hurricane Irene. FCC closely monitoring path of Hurricane Irene, coordinating with FEMA and other federal partners for emergency preparation and response.
Continues Regulatory Reform to Ease Burden on Businesses; Announces Elimination of 83 Outdated Rules.
Announces Five-Step Action Plan to Improve the Deployment of Next Generation 9-1-1.
News Release | Fact Sheet
FCC Adopts Wireless Backhaul Reform as Part of Broadband Acceleration Initiative and Spectrum and Regulatory Reform Agendas.
To Announce Results "Measuring Broadband America" Report, the First Nationwide Test of Wireline Broadband Service.
July 2011 Statements
Hearing on "Internet Privacy: The Views of the FTC, the FCC and NTIA", Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives.
Unveils First-Of-Its-Kind In Government 'Technology Experience Center' At FCC Headquarters; Spotlights Innovation & Growth Throughout Broadband Economy.
FCC Takes Steps to Implement the Local Community Radio Act to Promote Community Radio and Resume FM Translator Application Processing.
FCC Proposes Rules to Help Consumers Identify and Prevent "Mystery Fees" on Phone Bills, Known as "Cramming".
To Open FCC Technology Experience Center, Showcase Innovative Mobile Devices & New Technologies.
Hearing on "FCC Process Reform" Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives.
June 2011 Statements
Chairman Names Zachary Katz as Chief Counsel; Sherrese Smith as Senior Counsel & Legal Advisor; and Amy Levine as Special Counsel & Legal Advisor.
Rick Kaplan to be Chief of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; Ruth Milkman to Become Special Counsel to the Chairman for Innovation in Government.
FCC Names Marius Schwartz Chief Economist; Jonathan Baker and Gregory Rosston To Serve As Senior Economists For Transactions.
May 2011 Statements
New Report: More Than 20 Million Americans Denied Access to Jobs & Economic Opportunity Within Broadband Economy.
Announces Greg Guice as Acting Director, Office of Legislative Affairs; Christopher Lewis Appointed as Acting Deputy Director.
Unveils New Initiatives to Empower Small Businesses with Online Security Tools; Convenes Cybersecurity Roundtable with Public, Private & Non-Profit Leaders.
Visits Nebraska May 18th To Tour Job-Creating Small Business Made Possible By High-Speed Internet.
Hearing on "FCC Process Reform", The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Commitee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.
FCC Seeks to Lower Phone Bills for Americans Through Additional Deregulation of International Telephony Market.
FCC Advances 'Data Innovation Initiative': Eliminates Unnecessary Reporting Requirements on International Phone Traffic.
Genachowski Statement on Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker's Announcement that she is departing the FCC.
New York City Unveils First-In-The-Nation Public Safety System; Enabled Mobile Devices will Receive Emergency Alerts at Critical Moments with Potentially Life-Saving Messages.
News Release | Chairman Genachowski Remarks | Fact Sheet
Convenes Expert Roundtable to Help Protect Small Businesses From Growing Cybersecurity Threats.
Hearing on "Ensuring Competition on the Internet: Network Neutrality and Antitrust Law", Before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, Committee on the Judiciary.
April 2011 Statements
FCC Promotes Robust, Affordable Broadband by Reducing Costs & Delays in Access to Infrastructure.
FCC Explores Ways to Further Strengthen the Reliability of America's Communications Networks.
March 2011 Statements
Chairman Genachowski Takes Steps to Increase Access to Broadband and Telecommunications Services for All Americans.
FCC Takes a Fresh Look at Its Retransmission Consent Rules in Light of Recent Consumer Television Disruption.
FCC Takes Action to Help Strengthen and Expand Broadband and Other Communications Services in Native Nations.
FCC Proposes to Update Rules Allowing Accessibility to Advanced Communications to 54 Million Consumers With Disabilities.
Chairman Genachowski Names Members to the FCC-Native Nations Broadband Task Force.
News Release | Public Notice
Section 257 Triennial Report to Congress Identifying and Eliminating Market Entry Barriers For Entrepreneurs and Other Small Businesses.
February 2011 Statements
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Committee on Energy and Commerce, United States House of Representatives.
January 2011 Statements
FCC Takes Action to Advance Nationwide Broadband Communications for America's First Responders.
Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals.
December 2010 Statements
FCC Takes First Step to Help Revolutionize America's 9-1-1 Services for Consumers, First Responders.
November 2010 Statements
FCC Crafts Proposals to Boost Spectrum Research and Spectrum-Efficient Wireless Technologies.
October 2010 Statements
September 2010 Statements
FCC Launches License View.
Open Internet Public Notice.
August 2010 Statements
FCC Takes Steps to Empower Consumers with Hearing Loss by Encouraging Handset Device Innovation.
July 2010 Statements
June 2010 Statements
Statement on Spectrum Meeting Between NTIA Administrator Strickling and FCC Chairman Genachowski.
Hearing on the FCC's Fiscal 2011 Budget Request Before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives.
May 2010 Statements
FCC Approves Frontier-Verizon Transaction to Significantly Expand Broadband in Rural America.
FCC Unleashes 25 MHz of Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Use-Provides Greater Certainty for Satellite Radio and Mobile Broadband Licensees.
FCC Promotes Broadband Deployment, Competition, and Affordability by Reducing Infrastructure Access Costs.
Joint Statement of Chairman Genachowski and Commissioner Baker on Verizon Wireless' Rural 4G Initiative.
FCC Releases Chairman Video Address, New Media Resources on Third Way Legal Approach.
News Release | Video Address
April 2010 Statements
Statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Connecting Main Street to the World: Federal Efforts to Expand Small Business Internet Access.
FCC Launches Inquiry on Proposed Cyber Security Certification Program for Communications Service Providers.
"Reviewing the National Broadband Plan"
Hearing Before the Senate Commerce Committee.
Broadband Action Agenda.
March 2010 Statements
Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, "Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission: The National Broadband Plan".
Hearing on Consumers, Competition, and Consolidation in the Video and Broadband Market, Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate.
Panel to Discuss Broadband Plan's Working Recommendations for Accessibility and Affordability for People with Disabilities.
Chairman Genachowski to Outline Benefits to Children and Families of National Broadband Plan. Sesame Street's Elmo to Join Chairman in Launching Series of Child-Focused Events.
Chairman Genachowski and SBA Administrator Karen Mills to Discuss Broadband Opportunities for Small Business.
February 2010 Statements
FCC Proposes Rule Changes to Improve Decision-Making and Efficiency, Promote Participation in FCC Proceedings (Ex Parte Rules).
FCC Proposes Rule Changes to Improve Decision-Making and Efficiency, Promote Participation in FCC Proceedings (Procedural Rules).
FCC Gives School E-rate Programs more Flexibility to Allow Community Use of Broadband Services.
January 2010 Statements
Chairman Genachowski to Lead Presidential Delegation to Poland to Commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.
Launch of Consumer Task Force.
Haitian Assistance Efforts.
FCC Adopts Order to Prohibit the Distribution and Sale of Devices Operating in the 700 mhz Frequency and to Clear the band for Public Safety and Next Generation Consumer Uses.
December 2009 Statements
FCC Chairman Genachowski Announces Senior Staff in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Office of Workplace Diversity, and Office of Strategic Planning.
November 2009 Statements
Declaratory Ruling Establishing Timeframes for State and Locality Processing of Applications for Wireless Towers.
Department of Transportation and Federal Communications Commission Join Forces to Combat Distracted Driving.
October 2009 Statements
Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at Hearing on Combating Distracted Driving.
Commission Seeks Input on Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape.
Genachowski Announces Senior Staff in International and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureaus.
FCC and FTC Chairmen Jointly Encourage the Public to Take Safeguards to Protect Themselves, Their Privacy, and Their Personal Information Online.
September 2009 Statements
Prepared Remarks of Chairman Julius Genachowski, "Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity".
Testimony Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission".
Posts First Online Video Blog.
August 2009 Statements
Commission Implements Child Safe Viewing Act by Adopting Report on Parental Control Technologies.
FCC Seeks Comment on Additional Opportunities to Protect and Empower Consumers in Communications Marketplace
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information to Conduct Independent Review of Telecom Capital Expenditures to Assist FCC.
July 2009 Statements
Announces Senior Staff In Office of Communications Business Opportunities and Office of General Counsel.
Congratulates Meredith Attwell Baker on Her Senate Confirmation.
Letter on Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges.
Hearing on "Rethinking the Children's Television Act for a Digital Media Age"
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate
Announces Senior Staff in the Office of Strategic Planning.
June 2009 Statements
Acrobat Announces Staff.
Regarding Jonathan Adelstein
Testimony as Nominee before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.