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A Quick Guide to FCC Corruption

A quick guide to FCC Corruption The Federal Communications Commission is currently seeking to introduce a new rule that allows Internet Service Providers, such as Comcast, ATGT and Verizon, to charge content providers for faster delivery of their content. Such a measure would benefit ISPS tremendously, many of which operate their own content platforms, but would fly in the face of net neutrality, creating an uneven playing field for smaller, independent, internet companies. As many activists and journalists have pointed out time and time again, the Federal Communications Commission cannot claim to be an impartial player in the net neutrality debate. Its ranks are swelled by individuals who have previously worked for ISPS and lobby groups, which have an anti-net neutrality agenda. Furthermore, it's clear the FCC is a revolving door to the telco industry, with numerous former employees going on to executive jobs at Comcast and elsewhere. This graphic offers a quick overview of the incestuous relationship between the FCC and the very industry it's supposed to be regulating impartially. Former president of anti-net neutrality industry lobby group: THE NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION (NCTA) Former president of anti-net neutrality industry lobby group: CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INTERNET ASSOCIATION (CTIA) TOM WHEELER FCC Chairman Previously represented: SPRINT (AS AN ATTORNEY) Previously represented: COMCAST (AS PART OF LAW FIRM WILLKES, FARR & GALLAGHER) Former regulatory advisor at anti-net neutrality lobby group: PHILIP VERVEER CTIA FCC Senior Counselor Previously represented: COMCAST (AS AN ATTORNEY) DANIEL ALVAREZ Previously represented: FCC Legal Advisor VERIZON AND AT&T (AS AN ATTORNEY) BRENDAN CARR FCC Legal Advisor Previously worked as an attorney for anti-net neutrality ISP TDS TELECOM MATTHEW DELNERO Deputy Chief Wireline Competition Bureau THE FCC/TELCO REVOLVING DOOR MEREDITH BAKER Former FCC position: COMMISSIONER 2009 to 2011 Where is she now? COMCAST SENIOR VP OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MICHAEL POWELL Former FCC position: CHAIRMAN 1997 to 2005 Where is he now? NCTA CEO RUDY BRIOCHE Former FCC position: ADVISOR TO COMMISSIONER 2004 to 2009 Where is he now? COMCAST SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS JAMES COLTHARP Former FCC position: SPECIAL ADVISOR TO COMMISSIONER 1993 to 1997) Where is he now? COMCAST DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC POLICY JORDAN GOLDSTEIN Former FCC position: SENIOR LEGAL ADVISOR 1996 to 2006 Where is he now? COMCAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS JOHN MORABITO Former FCC position: DEPUTY DIVISION CHIEF 1996 to 1999 Where is he now? COMCAST VP OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS 2004-2009 IVPN

A Quick Guide to FCC Corruption

shared by Joetrimby on Jun 21
The incestuous relationship between the Federal Communications Commission, and the telecommunications industry it’s supposed to regulate, is very well documented. Numerous FCC executives and employe...




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