• FCC Creates Office of Economics and Analytics
  • March 6, 2018 | Author: Kathleen M. Slattery
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC adopted an Order establishing the Office of Economics and Analysis. The Order incorporates the proposals from the Staff Report released mid-January (Vol. XV, Issue 3), and eliminated the existing Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis. The new office is intended to “ensure that economic analysis is deeply and consistently incorporated as part of the agency’s regular operations.” The vote split along party lines, with Commissioners Rosenworcel and Clyburn dissenting, claiming that the proposal lacked specificity and will be a “mechanism to justify [the FCC’s] interests, while disregarding any analysis that runs counter to their views.”