FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to step down in the coming weeks

A very short press release from the FCC confirms that Chairman Julius Genachowski will step down from his position in the coming weeks.  The FCC regulates interstate and international communications that use radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. It includes four commissioners and one Chairman.

Genachowski was appointed to the Chairman position by President Barack Obama in 2009. During his time as FCC Chairman, Genachowski oversaw the rise of wireless networks and the slowdown of copper-based communications.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, there are four potential candidates to replace Genachowski.

[Via the FCC and WSJ]

Chairman Genachowski Announces Plans to Step Down

March 22 2013, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Commission headquarters, 445 12th St., SW, Commission Meeting Room, Washington, DC

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will announce in a staff meeting that he will be stepping down from his post in the coming weeks.

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