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Eisenach named to Trump “landing team”

Media | 11/21/2016 10:55 pm EST

Jeffrey Eisenach has been named to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s “landing team,” with responsibility for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a Monday press release. Mark Jamison, director of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida, was also named to the team and will focus on the FCC. The landing team will play a part in the transition from the current U.S. administration. Eisenach, who has consulted with Canadian telecom companies, has been rumored to be a top candidate to replace current FCC chairman Tom...

CRTC chair OK with being ‘disruptive showman’

Media | 11/16/2016 11:21 pm EST

OTTAWA — With more than six months left in his term as CRTC chairman, Jean-Pierre Blais isn’t ready to start using the word “legacy” in relation to his term as head of the Canadian regulator, but in a speech to a communications conference Wednesday, he gave a glimpse into a self-awareness of his own CRTC epitaph. During a keynote at the Canadian branch of the International Institute of Communications’ (IIC) annual conference in Ottawa, Blais outlined what he called creative and innovative ways the CRTC has tried to reach out to Canadians on issues, including...

Internet companies reach out to new U.S. leadership

Media | 11/14/2016 10:37 pm EST

An organization representing four-dozen major online-based companies has reached out to president-elect Donald Trump, congratulating him on his victory while proposing digital policy planks for his administration to consider....

Trump consulting with Eisenach on telecom policy: reports

telecom | 10/11/2016 9:28 pm EDT

United States presidential candidate Donald Trump is looking to consultant Jeffrey Eisenach for advice on telecom policy, according to media reports. Politico reported last week, citing...