Tech has most to gain from Trump meeting

Originally published in The Hill  on December 14, 2016.

The Hill published an op-ed by Fred Campbell on President Trump’s meeting with tech leaders. The op-ed is available HERE.




Wheeler Expected to Leave FCC Shortly Before Trump Takes Office

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on December 14, 2016.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, expects Wheeler to leave before the inauguration. ‘If he stays on merely to create a 2-2 split, it’s unlikely to have a substantial impact on anyone other than him,’ Campbell said. ‘The split won’t last long enough with a Republican-controlled Congress.'”




AT&T-Time Warner Merger: 4 Obstacles Faced as a Battle for Trump’s Blessing Begins

Originally published in Hollywood Reporter  on December 7, 2016.

“The deal has little to do with the service, notes former FCC official Fred Campbell, now a director at Tech Knowledge, but net neutrality advocates will object. He says: ‘If you’re opposed to the merger and the facts and laws aren’t on your side, you look for a popular hook. With zero rating, you’ve got some built-in noisemaking.'”




AT&T on Deck to Defend Time Warner Deal, Amid Concerns From PK, Cinemoi, Klobuchar

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on December 7, 2016.

“Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell defended DirecTV Now ahead of the hearing, expecting the topic may arise there. ‘What’s not to like about free data and competitive choices?’ Campbell said in a blog post for The Hill. ‘Nothing, if you are a consumer. DirecTV Now’s cap-free video streams are a boon for consumers ‘from a cost point of view’ and offer new competitive options at attractive prices.'”




FCC should allow free data offerings and stop picking winners and losers

Originally published in The Hill  on December 5, 2016.

The Hill published an op-ed by Fred Campbell on DirecTV Now’s free data service. The op-ed is available HERE.




It’s Satellite Dishes Powering Time Warner That Imperil AT&T’s Deal

Originally published in Bloomberg  on November 17, 2016.

“The FCC routinely grants satellite earth-station licenses, placing them on public notice and giving the public 30 days to object, said Campbell, the former wireless bureau chief. If Time Warner is able to spin off its licenses, ‘I don’t see how the FCC reviews,’ he said.”




FCC Unlikely To Review AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Originally published in Forbes  on November 16, 2016.

Forbes published an article by Fred Campbell regarding the likelihood that the FCC will review the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. The complete article is available HERE.




Wheeler Bucking Tradition in Pursuing Active Agenda Following ‘Change’ Election

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on November 16, 2016.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said in Forbes Tuesday Wheeler should follow Martin’s example. Campbell was Martin’s Wireless Bureau chief. ‘One has to wonder what Wheeler is trying to accomplish,’ Campbell wrote. ‘Any party-line vote the agency makes now can be reversed when the new administration takes office with little or no chance of prior court review.'”




FCC’s Number One Priority Should Be Facilitating Transition

Originally published in Forbes  on November 15, 2016.

Forbes published an article HERE by Fred Campbell arguing that outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler should focus on transitioning the agency in his final days.




Pai Emerging as Definite Front-Runner as Next FCC Chairman

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on November 15, 2016.

“‘Pai is a logical choice for interim because he’s the most senior,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge. ‘The permanent chair often comes from the president’s campaign. Based on Trump’s extensive business experience and contacts, it’s also possible he’ll tap someone from the business community.'”




AT&T’s DirecTV Now Plan Isn’t Highly Rated by FCC

Originally published in Multichannel News  on November 14, 2016.

“‘The agency’s letter acknowledges that AT&T offers the same payment terms to all companies that want to take advantage of free data services,’ blogged Fred Campbell of TechKnowledge after the letter became public. ‘AT&T doesn’t treat DirecTV any differently than it treats Netflix, Hulu or any other video streaming provider.'”




Deregulatory Mood & Worries About CPB in Wake of Trump Win

Originally published in Radio World  on November 10, 2016.

“The market-oriented advocacy group Tech Knowledge called Trump’s victory ‘a new hope’ for the FCC. Fred Campbell, its director, issued a statement saying the FCC may ‘renew its faith in the dynamism of private enterprise and the competitive spirit.’ Campbell is a former chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and was an advisor to Chairman Kevin Martin.

He argued that the commission at one time had a policy of relying primarily on competitive market forces to drive investment and innovation in communications networks and services. ‘The Obama administration’s love for top-down government mandates threatened to destroy that economy, but it’s not too late.’”




Trump’s presidential victory embraced by large telcos, but agenda remains elusive

Originally published in Fierce Telecom  on November 10, 2016.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said in a statement that President-elect Trump will help craft a new FCC staff that would rely on competitive market forces to drive investment and innovation in communications networks and services.”




Election Of Trump Seen As Presaging Overturn Of Reclassification, ISP Privacy Rules

Originally published in Communications Daily  on November 9, 2016.

“’Trump’s victory should spell the end of Wheeler’s ability to make any enduring policy changes in the twilight of his chairmanship and likely will mark a return to a more hands-off approach at the FCC,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge. ‘The Republican’s retention of its majority in the Senate also raises legislative possibilities, including FCC reform, returning comprehensive privacy jurisdiction to the FTC, statutory reclassification of broadband, or even a Communications Act rewrite.’ Campbell was Wireless Bureau chief during the end of George W. Bush presidency.”




Industry, Observers, Analysts Hope For, Predict Trump Election Means Lighter Regulatory Touch

Originally published in TR Daily  on November 9, 2016.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said, ‘Trump’s victory offers new hope that the Federal Communications Commission will renew its faith in the dynamism of private enterprise and the competitive spirit.'”




FCC Adopts Privacy Rules: Will Facebook, Google Gain Vs. ISPs?

Originally published in Investor's Business Daily  on October 27, 2016.

“The FCC’s privacy rules will ‘harm the ability of ISPs to compete in the markets for online advertising and Big Data and will tend to cement the existing dominance of Silicon Valley’s largest firms in those markets,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, in a statement.”




AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Promote Cable Competition, Broadband Deployment

Originally published in Forbes  on October 26, 2016.

Forbes published an opinion piece HERE by Fred Campbell addressing the potential competitive impact of the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger.




FCC Investigated Porn Watching by Staffers

Originally published in O'Dwyer's  on October 26, 2016.

“’Far more serious’ than sex taking place in the office, said Campbell, was charges by a female employee that male employees were allowed to watch ‘porn’ in the office next to her office and management ignored her complaints.”




A workplace retaliation lawsuit brought by an FCC employee

Originally published in Communications Daily  on October 21, 2016.

“A workplace retaliation lawsuit brought by an FCC employee (see 1609300016) raises red flags about ‘the prevailing institutional culture’ there, with the agency seemingly unconcerned about por­nography viewing in the workplace, said Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell in a piece in Forbes Thursday.”




FCC Fighting ‘Hostile Workplace’ Charges

Originally published in Broadcasting & Cable  on October 21, 2016.

“The court’s April 8, 2016, decision, which the FCC did not include on its website list of FCC-related court filings, was spotlighted this week in a story in Tucker Carlson’s website The Daily Caller and a follow-up commentary from Fred Campbell of Tech Knowledge in Forbes.”





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