By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-9-21

The White House released the competition executive order signed by the President Friday afternoon (July 9) and it does a lot of encouraging of the FCC, an independent agency, to take a number of regulatory actions including restoring net neutrality rules.

Acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel was at the signing ceremony, but she will need a third Democratic commissioner if she plans to follow the president’s lead. (President Biden cannot order any particular action by an independent agency, but he basically sent the signal he was looking for cooperation.)

There were a number of relevant communications sector-related passages from the order, which also dealt with transportation, financial institutions, agriculture, medical devices, and more.  » Read More