Friday, March 22, 2013

FCC Chairman Stepping Down

FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski (W2VU photo)
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today (March 22) that he would be resigning from the Commission within the next few weeks. Named to the FCC in 2009 by President Obama, Genachowski has focused on improving morale within the Commission and promoting the rapid growth of high-speed broadband Internet. He also has been very supportive of amateur radio and even visited the Dayton Hamvention in 2011.

Genachowski made his announcement at an FCC staff meeting. He did not say why he decided not to complete his five-year term.

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell announced earlier this week that he would also be stepping down.