[Rumor] FCC chairman to step down tomorrow

Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to walk in the same way.


The news is coming from an FCC official, who says Genachowski is stepping down from the agency after a four-year term. In his term, he focused on improving Internet access across the United States. The FCC chairman told FCC staff of his plans earlier today. His exit from the FCC has been rumored for weeks, with his term set to expire in June.

Possible replacements for Genachowski are Lawrence Strickling, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Karen Kornbluh, the recent ambassador for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,  and Blair Levin, who is a former FCC staff member and now industry analyst.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/22/us-usa-fcc-genachowski-idUSBRE92L01L20130322


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