Senate Commerce Confirms McDowell

By voice vote Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee confirmed Robert McDowell to the remaining vacant seat on the FCC.

McDowell, who sailed through his confirmation hearing March 9, comes from telecom lobby Comptel.

No word yet on when the full Senate will schedule a vote, but McDowell will likely be on board by April.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.