02.13.2006 11:11 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
President selects FCC lobbyist

President Bush has nominated Republican lobbyist Robert McDowell for the remaining vacancy on the FCC. If confirmed by the Senate, McDowell would restore a 3-2 Republican majority to the commission and allow chairman Kevin Martin to pursue a more partisan agenda.

McDowell was nominated to fill the seat of Kathleen Abernathy, who vacated her position last year. The term for the seat expires June 30, 2009.

The National Journal said McDowell is a frequent critic of the regional Bell telecommunications companies and a staunch ally of their competitors. He is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at COMPTEL, a telecom association that represents many Bell competitors.

Earl Comstock, COMPTEL’s president, is a former top aide to Senate Commerce Chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK), who recommended McDowell to the White House. He was previously executive vice president for America’s Carriers Telecommunications Association, which merged with COMPTEL.

Back to the top

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

David Goggin /   Wednesday 03:01 PM
Sommer Introduces New Hybrid Cable at InfoComm
Clyne Media, Inc /   Wednesday 10:41 AM
Guitar Center and DirecTV Present Muse Live from The Mayan

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology