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NewsPoster Mar 22, 2013 12:50 PM
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski resigning from role
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, has announced he is <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281648==http://www.fcc.gov/events/chairman-genachowski-announces-plans-step-down" rel='nofollow'>stepping down</a> from the position. Head of the FCC after being <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281649==http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/01/13/genachowski.for.fcc/" rel='nofollow'>nominated</a> by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009, Genachowski will depart from the role in the next few weeks. <br />
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During Genachowski's tenure as Chairman, he has overseen the redistribution of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281650==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/09/proposal.frees.spectrum.in.the.5ghz.band.aiding.wi .fi.congestion/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">spectrum</a>, adopted new standards for <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281651==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/12/28/previous.approval.on.ad.hoc.basis.new.rules.apply. standards/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">in-flight Wi-Fi</a>, monitored a number of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281652==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/12/combined.carrier.will.provide.service.to.332.milli on.customers/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">high-profile mergers</a> and agreements, and also examined the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281653==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/03/01/chairman.unsure.of.what.power.the.fcc.holds.over.t he.matter/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">cellphone unlock ban</a>. Genachowski previously worked for the FCC between 1994 and 1997, and was nominated after helping in President Obama's 2008 election campaign.<br />
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A successor to Genachowski has yet to be named, but is likely to be nominated by President Obama before the position is vacated.<br />
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Genachowski is not the only member of the FCC to announce that they are leaving. Robert McDowell, senior republican on the five-member commission panel, is <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/281654==http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324103504578372453911419278.html" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">also</a> stepping down in the coming weeks. <br />
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Mr. Strat Mar 22, 2013 01:49 PM
Probably good news
If he's one of Barry's appointments, it's probably good that he's leaving. Unfortunately, a similar ideologue will likely be replacing him.
 
Flying Meat Mar 22, 2013 02:38 PM
Mr. Snark
What are you on about? As long as they are your kind of ideologues everyone will be happy? Give it a rest.
 
Charles Martin Mar 22, 2013 07:01 PM
Can we replace the Republican ...
... with a human this time?
 
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