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 2010, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), right, chats with Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The agency, created in 1934 to oversee the nation’s radio and telecommunication operations, also has broad responsibility to oversee the development of the Internet and other media. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Buy Photo