Eddie Lazarus Reflects on a Dramatic Tenure as Chief of Staff of the FCC

February 23, 2012

Eddie Lazarus spent the last two and a half years as chief of staff of the Federal Communications Commission, a tenure rightly described by The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang as, "marked by brutal battles over Internet access rules and the reviews of two massive mergers." Indeed, Lazarus was in the center of high-stakes, politically-charged battles over the soul of Internet and the shape of the communications marketplace. As he leaves public service, ITIF is pleased to host him for some reflections on his experience and discussion about what's ahead for issues before the FCC.