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Friday, March 22, 2013

IIA Chairmen Commend Genachowski and McDowell on Successes upon Departure from FCC

Say Genachowski has helped pave way for FCC consideration of IP Transition, McDowell for future innovation and tech-led growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 22, 2013 – Responding to the news that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski will be departing from the Commission and that FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell will be leaving, as well, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) today released the following two statements from its Chairmen:

On Genachowski’s departure, from IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher:

“Chairman Genachowski has provided a valuable service as FCC chairman. He oversaw the adoption of a comprehensive reform of the federal universal service fund. He has set the stage for the FCC’s consideration of the transition to all Internet Protocol networks. I commend him on his success and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

On McDowell’s departure, from IIA Founding Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman:

“Rob exemplified the very best traditions in his years on the Commission, serving with honor, intelligence, humor and grace. He had a hand in shaping a great number of policies that improved American competitiveness and helped lay the groundwork for future innovation and tech-led growth.  He will be missed.”

Posted by admin on 03/22 at 06:30 AM

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