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.