A quartet of Democrats, the chairs of the two Commerce Committees and the chairs of the two most relevant Commerce subcommittees, have announced plans to revise the Communications Act. Details are scant at this point, but should be available soon. Stakeholders are being invited to participate.
The legislators on the Senate side include Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and John Kerry (D-MA), the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. On the House side, they are Henry Waxman (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Senator, and Rick Boucher (D-VA), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.
Here is the sum and total of what we know so far, from a release: “As the first step, they will invite stakeholders to participate in a series of bipartisan, issue-focused meetings beginning in June. A list of topics for discussion and details about this process will be forthcoming.”