Tyrone Brown

Tyrone Brown served as FCC commissioner from 1977 to 1981 and was the second ever Black commissioner to be appointed to the agency. Brown was a leader in the development

Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett is an attorney and former teacher who served as an FCC commissioner from 1989 to 1996. Barrett was known for being an outspoken and fiercely independent Commissioner who championed

William Kennard

William Kennard, the chairman of AT&T’s board of directors, served as the FCC chairman from 1997 to 2001. During Kennard’s tenure, he shaped policies that created an explosion of new wireless phones, brought the

Michael Powell

Michael Powell is currently President of the NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and served as the FCC chairman from 2001 to 2005 and a Commissioner from 1997 to

Geoffrey Starks

Hon. Geoffrey Starks has served as an FCC Commissioner since 2019. Starks is a champion for the millions of Americans who lack access to or cannot afford a home internet

1998 History Makers

From left to right—Larry Irving, Assistant Secretary and head of NTIA; William Kennard, Chair of FCC; Robert Mallett, Deputy Secretary of Commerce; Vice President Al Gore; Ralph Everett, U.S. Ambassador