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2014-06-20 12:25:41

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert McDowell, former FCC Commissioner (2006 - 2013) and current Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute, is testifying today before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. The hearing - "Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation" - comes as the FCC examines new "open Internet" rules. McDowell argues that the Internet should remain open with minimal government...

2009-06-15 11:53:00

Upon confirmation, Mr. Genachowski will serve as the next FCC Chair; Mr. McDowell has served on Commission since 2006 WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today hailed the nominations of Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell for seats on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and strongly urged the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to approve their nominations. Mr. Genachowski...

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2008-10-15 12:05:00

Federal communications official said on Tuesday they expect the pending mandatory switch of all U.S. televisions to digital to be messy, urging broadcasters to step up local efforts to educate the public. Robert McDowell, a Republican on the five-member Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said broadcasters have the most to lose if viewers' screens fade to black when analog signals are turned off. He is urging broadcasters to tailor informational campaigns to local markets. The switch to...

2006-05-26 14:21:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill a Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission bring the agency's board to full-strength. McDowell's appointment means that any 2-2 deadlocks at the agency can now be broken. The FCC regulates the telecommunications and media industry. With a Republican majority, the FCC is expected to begin a review that could lead to easing media ownership restrictions....

2006-03-27 19:19:18

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sen. John Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, has placed a hold on the nomination of telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the third Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. McDowell would break a 2-2 deadlock at the agency, which regulates the telecommunications and media industry. With a majority, the FCC has been expected to launch a review that could...

2006-03-16 17:02:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday endorsed telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell's nomination to fill a Republican seat on the five-member Federal Communications Commission. If confirmed by the full Senate, McDowell would give FCC Chairman Kevin Martin a working 3-2 Republican majority for the first time in about a year and enable him to launch a review that could lead to easing media ownership restrictions. McDowell, 42, has been a lawyer for...

2006-02-03 16:51:26

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush plans to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the final empty Republican seat on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Friday. McDowell, 42, is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Comptel, a lobbying group for companies that primarily compete against big telephone carriers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications. His nomination would...

2006-01-24 14:53:32

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens said on Tuesday he backed telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the final Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission. "I've suggested him and others, but I would support him," Stevens, an Alaska Republican, told reporters after a hearing. If nominated, McDowell would require confirmation by Stevens' committee as well as the full Senate. President George W. Bush is...

2006-01-23 12:33:56

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is expected to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the third Republican seat on the five-member Federal Communications Commission, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. McDowell serves as senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Comptel, a group representing companies that primarily compete against big telephone carriers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon...


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