FCC Establishes Office of Economics and Analytics

On January 30, the FCC voted to create an Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA), a new unit that will help to ensure that economic analysis is incorporated into the FCC’s regular operations. The focus of the office is to provide economic analysis for rulemakings, transactions, adjudications, and other Commission actions. The FCC will shift the functions of the current Office of Strategic Planning and Policy into this office and will also move personnel from throughout the Commission into the OEA. When this will happen and what impact it will have remains to be seen, although it does appear to align with certain TAC recommendations. (MD 18-3)

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