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FCC Chair Genachowski to Step Down

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Mar 22, 2013, 7:10 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 22, 2013, 8:46 AM

Julius Genachowski, who has for four years led the Federal Communications Commission, today announced his imminent departure from the organization. He will leave his post in the coming weeks, said the FCC. Genachowski was appointed to the post in 2009 by President Barack Obama. The FCC regulates radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable-based communications within the U.S., certifies telecommunications equipment for use in the U.S., and manages spectrum allocation and licensing. Genachowski's tenure has been marked by the accelerated move away from copper-based telecommunications to IP and broadband-based networks. Four candidates are on deck to replace Genshowski, reported the Wall Street Journal. Earlier this week, FCC commissioner Robert M. McDowell announced his plans to leave the FCC. The President will have to fill the two seats vacated by Genachowski and McDowell. The FCC is managed by five commissioners.


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Mar 25, 2013, 7:48 AM

Sorry to see him go

Chair Genachowski has been the best the agency ever had. He made many excellent decisions and had a superb vision for the future. His smartness and judgement will be missed.
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