The Federal Communications Commission is a key regulator of the telecommunications industry and plays an important role in shaping US. technology policy.
Before the start of a Senate hearing about consumer online privacy in July, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), right, chats with Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC. The agency, created in 1934 to oversee telecommunications networks, now has broad responsibility to oversee the development of the Internet and media. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Buy Photo