The Biggest Telecom Developments Of 2022: Midyear Report

By Christopher Cole (July 29, 2022, 8:01 PM EDT) — It’s been a bustling year for telecom policy despite lawmakers’ unwillingness to fill an empty seat on the Federal Communications Commission. 

The commission is currently split 2-2 along partisan lines, and an empty Democratic seat has thwarted much of agency chair Jessica Rosenworcel’s agenda. President Joe Biden’s pick for the fifth commissioner, Gigi Sohn, remains mired in the politics of Senate confirmation.

Nevertheless, the agency has been able to tackle major issues including the digital divide, security of U.S. networks and more.

Here, Law360 takes a look at some of the most prominent actions, regulatory activity and controversies affecting the telecom world…

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