O’Rielly warns of heightened activity on communications issues.

oriellyFCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, appearing at a meeting of the US Chamber of Commerce Telecom and E-Commerce Committee, said that he expects the new Republican-controlled Congress and Senate to be “very active on communications-related issues.” Himself a Republican, O’Rielly noted, “My experiences from the last time Republicans control both institutions suggest that considerable time will be spent by the committees of jurisdiction considering how best to modify current law to reflect modern technology and the competitive marketplace or marketplace realities. Call it a rewrite, an update, or just a modernization effort; everything is on the table right now.”