Obama has tapped Julius Genachowski to head the FCC.
President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate Julius Genachowski, Obama's chief campaign technology adviser, as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, according to a number of media reports.
During the campaign, Genachowski promoted a detailed technology and innovation plan that supports net neutrality protections, expansion of affordable broadband and media-ownership rules that encourage more diversity.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Genachowski will take the reigns of the nation's top telecommunications regulatory agency at a time when network neutrality is a hotly debated topic and with the nation facing a Feb. 17 deadline for the digital television transition.
This is an outstanding choice, one who supports broadband expansion, net neutrality.
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