May 2013 Statements
Announces He Will Join the Hudson Institute's Center for Economics of the Internet as a Visiting Fellow
Congratulates Tom Wheeler on His Nomination to be Chair of the Federal Communications Commission
April 2013 Statements
March 2013 Statements
Annual Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions With Respect to Mobile Wireless, Including Commercial Mobile Services.
Announces Plans to Step Down
Native Affairs Report
February 2013 Statements
FCC Acts to Significantly Increase Spectrum Available for Unlicensed Devices in the 5 GHz Band
January 2013 Statements
December 2012 Statements
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
Written Statement | Spoken Testimony
November 2012 Statements
October 2012 Statements
Commission Permits Cable Operators to Encrypt the Basic Service Tier Subject to Certain Consumer-Protection Measures
September 2012 Statements
August 2012 Statements
Tennis Channel Stay
Eight Broadband Progress Report
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
Sections 2.925 and 2.926 of the Rules Regarding Grantee Codes for Certified Radiofrequency Equipment
May 2012 Statements
"International Proposals to Regulate the Internet", Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
April 2012 Statements
FCC Adopts Rules to Help Consumers Identify and Prevent Unauthorized Mystery Fees, Known as "Cramming," on Phone Bills
March 2012 Statements
February 2012 Statements
January 2012 Statements
Media Bureau's Request for Comment on the Petition Seeking Elimination of the Sports Blackout Rule
December 2011 Statements
FCC Quiets Persistent Problem of Television Age - Loud Commercials - by Adopting Rules to Reduce Volume.
Third Report and Analysis of Competitive Market Conditions with Respect to Domestic and International Satellite Communications Services.
Retirement of Commissioner Copps.
November 2011 Statements
FCC Takes Steps to Introduce New Advanced Medical Technologies to Treat Neuromuscular Disorders and Traumatic Injuries.
Connect America Fund Order.
Rosenworcel and Pai Nominations
October 2011 Statements
FCC Creates 'Connect America Fund' to Help Extend High-Speed Internet to 18 Million Unserved Americans; Creating Jobs & Increased Consumer Benefits.
Statement of Commissioner McDowell Regarding the 4A's Announcement of an Advertising Non-Discrimination Policy Framework.
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
FCC Adopts Wireless Backhaul Reform as Part of Broadband Acceleration Initiative and Spectrum and Regulatory Reform Agendas.
July 2011 Statements
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"
"The Views of the Independent Agencies on Regulatory Reform", Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy & Commerce, United States House of Representatives.
June 2011 Statements
Announces Staff Change.
May 2011 Statements
New Report: More Than 20 Million Americans Denied Access to Jobs & Economic Opportunity Within Broadband Economy.
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.
Before the Subcomittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives.
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
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.
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.
December 2010 Statements
FCC Takes First Step to Help Revolutionize America's 9-1-1 Services for Consumers, First Responders.
Commissioner McDowell Congratulates Rep. Greg Walden on his election as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Commissioner McDowell Congratulates Rep. Fred Upton on his Election as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Statement of Commissioner McDowell on Chairman Genachowski's Intent to Adopt Internet Regulations.
November 2010 Statements
FCC Crafts Proposals to Boost Spectrum Research and Spectrum-Efficient Wireless Technologies.
FCC Takes Action to Extend Deadline for Broadcasters and Others to Comply with Next-Generation Emergency Alert Rules.
October 2010 Statements
September 2010 Statements
FCC Takes Action to Improve Wireless 9-1-1 Services.
2nd R&O | FNRPM & NOI
August 2010 Statements
FCC Takes Steps to Empower Consumers with Hearing Loss by Encouraging Handset Device Innovation
July 2010 Statements
June 2010 Statements
May 2010 Statements
Notice of Inquiry Seeking Comment on Media Ownership Rules in the 2010 Quadrennial Regulatory Review Proceeding.
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.
Letter to Chairman Waxman Submitting a Summary of the History of the Regulatory Classification of Broadband Internet Access Services.
April 2010 Statements
FCC Launches Inquiry on Proposed Cyber Security Certification Program for Communications Service Providers.
Commission Releases Order on Universal Service Non-Rural Insular Support and Seeks Comment on Additional Low-Income Support in Puerto Rico.
Commission Responds to Tenth Circuit on High-Cost Universal Service Support for Non-Rural Carriers; Grants Relief to Wyoming.
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".
Statement of Commissioner McDowell on Third Circuit Order Advancing Court Review of the 2007 Media Ownership Decision
Statement | Letter
March 2010 Open Agenda Meeting.
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.
FCC Adopts Order to Promote Native American Radio and Streamline Broadcast Radio Assignment and Allotment Procedures.
January 2010 Statements