Obama Picks Net Neutrality Backer as FCC Chief

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This nomination is music to my ears.

President Obama on Tuesday nominated Julius Genachowski as the nation’s top telecommunications regulator, picking a campaign adviser who has divided his career between Washington, D.C., political jobs and working as an Internet executive.

Genachowski had been mentioned as a likely candidate for the Federal Communications Commission post, in part because he participated in the Obama campaign’s Internet efforts and previously worked as chief counsel to Democratic FCC Chairman Reed Hundt.

Genachowski is expected to continue the Democratic push for more Net neutrality regulations, which are opposed by some conservatives and telecommunications providers. He was a top Obama technology advisor and aided in crafting a technology platform that supported Net neutrality rules.

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6 Responses to Obama Picks Net Neutrality Backer as FCC Chief

  1. He is never going to make all of us happy but at the end of the day I have hope Christopher that we can all find a middle ground and reasons to support our President. I am keeping my fingers crossed about DOMA, ENDA, and DADT.

    Not to mention the fact that I am still holding out hope that Bush will get hauled before the Hauge to be tried for war crimes. 🙂 One can hope right?

  2. I agree, Rick.

    I always say, if Obama repealed DADT, DOMA, cured cancer, AIDS and MS, all in his first term, there are people out there who will still find fault with Obama.

    The worst are the Repugs and the PUMA loons.

  3. Adirondacky says:

    Genachowski sounds like an excellent choice to head the FCC. 100 times better than Colin Powell’s son, Michael Powell. Maybe we will one day see the return of the ‘Fairness Doctrine,’ too?

  4. bradfrmphnx says:

    Alas, its too late to get Howard Stern back on public radio.

  5. Mauigirl says:

    This is good news.

  6. libhomo says:

    This is a bright spot in an ugly week for the Obama administration. It almost seems like there are different factions in there, and no one faction wins all the time.

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