The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has initiated the first steps towards modernizing our rickety telecommunications regulatory system. If they succeed in providing a vision for tomorrow’s telecommunications system and enhance greater broadband deployment we would all be the better for it.
Kristian Ramos is a broadband ambassador for the Internet Innovation Alliance. He has worked for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.