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Ray@LR
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12/13/2016 | 6:27:02 AM
How serious is this? How much political posturing?
How serious is this situation? How much of this is political posturing?

Does anyone know how this will turn out?

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12/13/2016 | 10:10:17 AM
Re: How serious is this? How much political posturing?
I'll find it very interesting to see how long Wheeler hangs on with Rosenworcel out of the picture. If he leaves, the Commission will be 2-1 or 3-1 Republicans to Democrats until a new Democratic Commissioner is confirmed. And how long will that take? I'm imagining some pretty serious confirmation fights in the near future. 
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12/13/2016 | 10:43:23 AM
Re: How serious is this? How much political posturing?
How serious is this situation? How much of this is political posturing?

- It is not serious.  Stuff like this happens around the transition between administrations all the time.  Having lobbied these offices, they Commissioners are 100% politicians and do not care about constituents.  What they do care about is their next political gig.

Does anyone know how this will turn out?

Yes, there will be an FCC with a 3 - 2 Repubulican majority.  Decisions here are SLOW anyway.  Expect it all to be done by May - if not sooner.

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12/13/2016 | 6:05:51 PM
Re: How serious is this? How much political posturing?
I imagine Wheeler's a little pissed that he has to stick around and watch an endless series of 3-2 votes dismantle four years of work instead of enjoying his retirement. That 2-2 split won't last more than a few months, I imagine...
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12/28/2016 | 4:45:07 PM
Re: How serious is this? How much political posturing?
I wonder what might happen if the positions became non-partisan and held by folks of technical and legal backgrounds so as to make decisions not on profits and political leanings but by what is good for the citizens and the building of infrastructures to benefit them?


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