Vice chairman, Frontline Wireless
Why he matters: As chairman of the FCC during the go-go 1990s, Hundt oversaw the process of auctioning off billions of dollars' worth of wireless spectrum. Today, as vice chairman of startup Frontline Wireless, he's hoping to lay claim to the last major tract -- the 700-MHz band being given up by UHF TV broadcasters -- when it's sold off sometime in the next year.
Frontline wants to use the spectrum to create an open wireless broadband network that would be accessible to anyone with any device, much like the wired Internet today. Current FCC chairman Kevin Martin has already signaled his support.