(After 16 years of disastrous telecommunications acts, unchecked media consolidation and corporate-allied FCC chairs, this is great news for media activists!)
Obama Puts Well-Known Internet Advocate in Charge of FCC Review
by Nancy Scola
Is this a peek into how the how the Obama Administration plans to handle the Federal Communications Commission when it comes to town in January? The Obama-Biden transition team has just named the staunchly pro-Internet Susan Crawford its co-lead in the review of the powerful FCC. Crawford, a leading expert on communications policy, is the founder of OneWebDay, called "an environmental movement for the Internet ecosystem." She was, until recently, also a member of the board of directors of ICANN, the organization charged with overseeing some of the Internet's operations.
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