That’s the question posed by Mark Jamison, a visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology who serves as Director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida. Jamison is a part of a trio of AEI scholars who have been selected by Trump to oversee the FCC’s transition from former Chairman Tom Wheeler to new Chairman Ajit Pai.
“There seems to be a growing consensus that the FCC’s structure is outdated and hinders its work,” Jamison notes. “What should be done? Implement a structure that moves away from antiquated silos — wireline, wireless, and media — to one that reflects the dynamic digital ecosystem and that empowers sound analytical work.”