Following reprimand on transparency, FCC forms consumer task force

The FCC yesterday created a new consumer task force that will focus on how its regulations affect consumers. The effort, which will be led by Joel Gurin, chief of the FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, will include all of the commission's bureau chiefs and the FCC's managing director and general counsel. The creation of the task force comes on the heels of a new report from the Government Accountability Office, issued earlier this week, that called on the FCC to increase transparency around its own decision-making process. Last year, the FCC began a series of wide-ranging inquiries into competition in the wireless industry and how to increase transparency around wireless customers' bills. Article, article.