Where Wheeler raged, FCC’s O’Rielly woos satellite sector to compromise

by Peter B. de Selding

A year after the mailed fist, the velvet glove: FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly's address to the U.S. Satellite Industry Assn. stood in stark contrast to last year's conform-or-be-crushed address by now-former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. But was the underlying message much different? Credit: C-Span


WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s March 6 speech to the U.S. Satellite Industry Association came across as sunshine and daffodils compared to last year’s thunder and lightning delivered by then-FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler.

Whether the dramatic change in . . .

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