Genachowski Makes It Official
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gathered agency employees Friday morning to announce he would be stepping down. Genachowski said, “Over the past four years, we’ve focused the FCC on broadband, wired and wireless, working to drive economic growth and improve the lives of all Americans. And thanks to you, the Commission’s employees, we’ve taken big steps to build a future where broadband is ubiquitous and bandwidth is abundant, where innovation and investment are flourishing."
In a statement, President Obama thanked Genachowski for his service. "Over the last four years, Julius has brought to the Federal Communications Commission a clear focus on spurring innovation, helping our businesses compete in a global economy and helping our country attract the industries and jobs of tomorrow. Because of his leadership, we have expanded high-speed Internet access, fueled growth in the mobile sector, and continued to protect the open Internet as a platform for entrepreneurship and free speech. I am grateful for his service and friendship, and I wish Julius the best of luck."
The NAB, which has not been exactly working partners, especially on the TV spectrum issue, sent out the following statement. "NAB salutes Chairman Genachowski for his years of service at the FCC. The FCC chair is arguably one of the most difficult jobs in Washington, and yet Julius consistently performed with dedication and focus. We may have disagreed on occasion, but America's broadcasters wish him well in his journeys ahead."
(3/25/2013 7:16:06 AM) |
Oh to have an FCC chairman who is a friend to broadcasting... Not one hell-bent on destroying it.
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(3/22/2013 12:45:15 PM) |
Two Commissioners down, means more iBiquity arm-twisting!
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