Wiley Rein hosted a luncheon roundtable discussion on Wednesday featuring Brendan Carr, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and an alumnus of the firm. The event was attended by over 120 guests including many clients and leaders in the communications industry, as well as press.
Commissioner Carr offered his perspectives on key FCC priorities such as facilitating the nationwide buildout of next-generation (5G) networks. He also discussed the FCC’s effort to modernize regulations applicable to media entities including broadcasters, cable operators, and satellite television providers. In addition, Commissioner Carr is also leading an FCC initiative to expand access to telehealth technologies, particularly in rural and low-income areas. The Commission is scheduled to vote in August on a proposal, developed by Commissioner Carr’s office, to establish a “Connected Care Pilot Program” with $100 million in Universal Service Fund support.