FCC Chairman Genachowski to step down

NEW YORK (AP) â?? The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, announced Friday that he resigned in the "coming week...

NEW YORK (AP) â?? The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, announced Friday that he resigned in the “coming weeks”, after a period of four years, mixed reviews for her and tangible progress earned in sectors which he supervises.

country’s top telecom regulator at a meeting of the staff of his decision Friday morning. His imminent departure was reported by various media Thursday.

Genachowski, 50, was appointed in 2009 and earned a median line between the wishes of the public interest and the telecommunications industry, who do not like each side.

His mandate saw broadband adoption continues and more and more high-speed Internet connection, especially on the wireless side, but consumer groups saw the approval of the acquisition of Comcast NBC as an error, while AT & T Inc. has a heavy blow when the acquisition of T-Mobile USA is blocked.

“For those of us who represent the public, Chairman Genachowski term can be described as one of missed opportunities,” says public interest group Public Knowledge. Genachowski must do more to the authority of the FCC broadband, largely unregulated over the phone, confirm and to prevent the consolidation in the industry, he said.

In an interview, Genachowski defended the FCC in 2010 that prohibits wired for Internet service providers access to websites and services to block.

“We are the first lines of Internet freedom and openness, as well as the rules work to protect. We are the innovation and investment in Internet applications and services, as well as networking and Internet infrastructure see,” said Genachowski. “I think we have an open Internet was established as a company and the social norm in the United States”

President Barack Obama, who has worked with Genachowski Harvard Law Review, said that he brought to the FCC focus ” clear innovation, help our businesses compete in a global economy and help the country to industries and jobs of tomorrow to pull. “

Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan think tank, the FCC Genachowski praised for its high speed National Plan? ? fore all federal impulse of the availability and adoption of broadband Internet??, and for his efforts to bring more spectrum for wireless broadband services to use.

“broadband economy of America is booming, with a record of private investment, innovation unmatched in networks, applications and peripherals, and new American leadership in the world,” Genachowski said Friday as he thanked the staff of the FCC.

Genachowski departure follows that of Republican Robert McDowell, leaving the five-member committee with a 2-1 Democratic majority until Obama appoints new president and commissioner.

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Christopher King and David Kaut said they believe the candidate pre-race for the next president Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former president of two major groups of commercial, industrial wired and wireless.

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