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Stay Up-to-Date on the Upcoming FCC Spectrum Auction by Following These 9 Twitter Accounts


Bronwyn Flores, CEA


On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a critical step toward approving rules for the world’s first broadcast voluntary incentive auction. In anticipation of the upcoming 2015 auction, we’ve compiled a list of the top Twitter accounts delving into the intricacies of spectrum policy in under 140 characters.
 
Brendan Sasso, Technology Policy Reporter for National Journal
@brendansasso
 
Brendan’s coverage of tech policy in D.C. offers especially great analysis of regulatory happenings at the FCC.
 
John Eggerton, Reporter for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News magazines
@eggerton
 
Rather than use his account to solely promote his newest articles, John takes to Twitter to provide quick real-time updates of FCC and spectrum happenings as they go down.
 
Howard Buskirk, Executive Senior Editor of Communications Daily
@hbuskirk
 
A seasoned journalist with a hawk’s eye focus on FCC activity, Howard’s timeline is a top source for real-time developments at the regulatory body. Spectrum block parameters and open meetings might not be your idea of a juicy tweet, but his comments are often RT’d by fellow telecom reporters and FCC Commissioners. 
 
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
@JRosenworcel
 
Commissioner Rosenworcel, a Democratic member of the FCC leadership, is a strong advocate for reallocation of unlicensed spectrum to increase WiFi resources for American consumers. As such, a successful 2015 spectrum auction is one of her top goals.
 
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
@AjitPaiFCC
 
A Republican member, Commissioner Pai is in the minority of the FCC leadership and uses his Twitter account as a social platform to amplify dissenting opinions. While much of the media attention has been on Open Internet proceedings, Pai has maintained his focus on a successful spectrum auction.
 
Gautham Nagesh, Tech Policy and FCC Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
@gnagesh
 
Gautham covers an array of tech policy for the Wall Street Journal, but we think his real niche is FCC scoops.
 
Steve Crowley, Consulting Wireless Engineer
@StevenJCrowley
 
Steve knows the ins-and-outs of the tech industry with academic and professional experiences in mobile broadband, unlicensed services, trade associations, government agencies and more. For a truly nuanced recap of spectrum policy, his Twitter account is a top source.
 
Tony Romm, Tech Reporter for POLITICO
@tonyromm
 
Tony’s commentary adds a much-needed breath of fresh air to highly-technical telecom policy. He’s also known to live-tweet every newsworthy event he attends and is a great source for ICYMI recaps.
 
Amy Schatz, Tech Policy Reporter for Re/Code
@Amy_Schatz
 
A top source for any major tech development, Amy’s Re/Code articles (and timeline) maintain an FCC focus on topics like mergers, Open Internet and the upcoming spectrum auction.  

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