Sunday, 11 December 2016

Former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler nominated as FCC chairman

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 03 May 13

U.S. president praises outgoing chairman Julius Genachowski, while consumer advocates express mixed views about his intended replacement.

U.S. president Barack Obama has nominated venture capitalist and former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler to take over from Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Wheeler, who is managing director of Core Capital Partners, served as CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association between 1992 and 2004. He was also president of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) between 1979 and 1984…

U.S. president Barack Obama has nominated venture capitalist and former CTIA chief Tom Wheeler to take over from Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Wheeler, who is managing director of Core Capital Partners, served as CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association between 1992 and 2004. He was also president of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) between 1979 and 1984…

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