[Engadget] President Obama nominates Tom Wheeler as next FCC Chairman~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: May 02, 2013 at 02:50AM

Not that there was much doubt after yesterday, but President Obama has just officially nominated Tom Wheeler to be the next Chairman of the FCC. In a statement, outgoing Chairman Julius Genachowski says that he has known Wheeler personally and professionally for almost 20 years, and says that with his “deep policy expertise and his first-hand experience as a technology investor, he is a superb choice to advance the FCC’s mission of promoting innovation, investment, competition, and consumer protection.” Much of that experience comes from Wheeler’s role as a venture capitalist, which has up until now included spots on the boards of companies like Roundbox, UpdateLogic, Twisted Pair Solutions, EarthLink and TNS. He’s also been publicly commenting on a range of issues on his Mobile Musings blog, which saw its last entry in December last year. As expected, current FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will serve as interim Chair pending Wheeler’s confirmation.

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