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Michael Powell

@chairmanpowell

February 28, 2015


Public Policy

I Support Net Neutrality, But That's Not What The FCC Just Did

@chairmanpowell

February 28, 2015

Originally published by CNET on February 27th, 2015 The Federal Communications Commission just approved one of the most expansive regulatory actions in the agency’s history. In one stroke, the commission has tainted its independence, radically departed from a decades-old bipartisan national policy of not regulating the Internet and expansively broadened its regulatory power without direction from…

Michael Powell

@chairmanpowell

February 11, 2015


Public Policy

Empty Promises: Rate Regulation is Not Dead Yet

@chairmanpowell

February 11, 2015

FCC Chairman Wheeler’s proposal to regulate the Internet under Title II regulation is a radical shift in policy that will subject Internet access providers to significant and onerous regulation and could well depress investment and innovation. As we learn more of the details, the weight of this impending action becomes more troubling. In the massive…

Michael Powell

@chairmanpowell

February 10, 2015


Broadband & Internet

Don't Shackle the Internet

@chairmanpowell

February 10, 2015

Originally published by USA TODAY on February 9th, 2015, featured as an “Opposing View” to the USA Today editorial Net Neutrality is No Government Takeover   The Title II public utility approach is the worst possible way to go. USA TODAY may call this an “opposing view,” but I agree that we can and should enact strong…

Michael Powell

@chairmanpowell

November 10, 2014


Public Policy

The FCC Is Stuck in the Past When Regulating the Internet

@chairmanpowell

November 10, 2014

For most of 2014, the Federal Communications Commission has been debating rules to protect the open Internet. The key question is whether the agency should adopt streamlined, modern rules based on the FCC’s general power to promote the broadband Internet market or to reclassify the Internet under archaic public utility rules called Title II. Lately,…

Michael Powell

@chairmanpowell

September 23, 2014


Industry News

Why Diversity Needs to Be More Than a Slogan

@chairmanpowell

September 23, 2014

Once a year, the cable industry stops and as a community, collects in New York City to address diversity. We hold workshops and fundraisers, host speakers and event series. We do this because as an industry we know that our products and our way of doing business can only be improved when diverse teams, leaders,…


Industry News

I Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

@chairmanpowell

August 21, 2014

Earlier this week, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I gladly accepted! Take a look at my video and visit the ALS website to learn more about why awareness of this disease is so important. Who’s next? I challenge my good friend MC Hammer, Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., and…


Industry News

What Do All Good Leaders Have in Common?

@chairmanpowell

August 12, 2014

Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse on August 12th, 2014.  Leadership is a heavily trod topic. A search on Amazon for leadership books will yield over 22,000 results. Why so many books? Is the topic really that complex? I think the answer is that while there are natural-born leaders, true leadership prowess derives from experience (and many experiences…