Chairman William Kennard recently delivered to Congress his proposal to reform the Federal Communications Commission, created more than 65 years ago to regulate communications in the then largely monopolistic environment.

The plan, “A New FCC for the 21st Century,” proclaims that “the FCC is meeting the challenge of reinventing itself to keep pace with the rapidly changing communications industry landscape.” Not so. And a shame too, for if ever there were an agency ripe for meaningful reinvention, it is today’s FCC.

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