The FCC Loses its Memory

One non-Supernova event signficant enough to note here. Bob Pepper, Chief of Policy Development at the FCC and my former boss and mentor, is leaving the Commission. (He just told me the internal email went around announcing his farewell party, so that makes it official!)

Pepper is irreplaceable. He’s the institutional memory of the FCC on pretty much every important policy issue. And he has been at the center of tech policy strategy at the FCC since before the commercial Internet emerged. I don’t have time right now for a fuller appreciation, but it’s a great loss for the FCC.