May 26, 2020

President Renominates FCC Commissioner O'Rielly

President Trump has renominated Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly for another five-year term at the agency. One of the three Republican Commissioners, Commissioner O’Rielly’s current term expired last June, but under the Communications Act he can remain on the Commission until the current Congress ends at the end of this year. His new term would run from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024.

Commissioner O’Rielly is expected to have strong Republican support in the U.S. Senate, which will consider his renomination.

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Paul Besozzi, Squire Patton Boggs, telecommunications attorney
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Paul Besozzi concentrates in the wireless, broadband and emerging technology areas. His extensive experience of more than 30 years in the telecommunications field includes regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation matters for clients ranging from wireless service and infrastructure providers to resellers of long-distance service, including cellular, personal communications services, specialized mobile radio, point-to-point microwave, advanced wireless services and other emerging wireless technologies.

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