Founding partner of Wiley Rein LLP, Dick Wiley heads the firm’s 80-attorney Communications Practice, the largest in the nation. Dick is former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Chairman of the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service. He represents a number of major communications-oriented organizations, including Verizon, AT&T, and JP Morgan.
By Richard E. Wiley on Posted in Broadcast Attribution,Broadcast RegulationBased on my experience as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and as a long-time Washington D.C. communications lawyer, I know something about media ownership regulations. It was under my stewardship that, in 1975, the agency adopted rules prohibiting the common ownership of a newspaper and radio or television stations in the same market –… Continue Reading
By Richard E. Wiley on Posted in Broadcast Regulation,Broadcast TechnologyAlong with many others, I spent some nine years working on the development of the nation’s digital television standard, one which notably made HDTV and standard definition multi-casting possible. Nevertheless, I personally am pleased to witness serious technical work now underway on a new standard that could deliver Ultra-HD or “4K” video (with a picture… Continue Reading
By Richard E. Wiley on Posted in Broadcast RegulationAs a former FCC Chairman, I know something about the challenges that Tom Wheeler, who recently has assumed leadership at the Commission, will face over the next few years. With apologies to David Letterman, here are what I see as the “Top Ten” issues facing the agency and its new head: 1. Spectrum Auctions. This… Continue Reading