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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Friday, October 23, 2009

FCC Announces Workshop
on ex parte Reform

Faithful readers may recall that ex parte reform has been a recurring issue in this blog. (A B C D) No doubt as a response to this grass roots campaign, the Commission announced yesterday a workshop Wednesday on ex parte reform that will be simulcast over the web. I hope you watch it, or better yet, come and ask questions.

Washington, D.C. --The Federal Communications Commission will hold a staff workshop on October 28, 2009 to explore possible revisions to the Commission’s ex parte rules and processes to enhance the transparency of the Commission’s actions while at the same time maximizing the exchange of information between the public and the Commission.

This workshop follows an internal study of the current ex parte rules by Commission staff which identified a number of areas in which the current rules might be improved or updated. The workshop will also explore new issues posed by the increasing use of Internet-based media of communication and expression, such as blogs.

The workshop participants consist of practicing attorneys as well as representatives of companies, trade associations, and public interest groups, all of whom have substantial experience with the ex parte rules. The panelists will provide their perspectives on the successes and shortcomings of the current rules and suggest alternatives to better balance the goals of fairness, openness, and efficiency. A moderating panel of senior FCC staff will direct the panel discussions and pose questions.

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