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FCC chairman Genachowski to step down - report

Friday 22 March 2013 | 09:02 CET | News
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will announce his departure on 22 March, FCC and industry officials told the Wall Street Journal. He leaves the five-member commission with two vacant seats, after Robert McDowell also announced his departure in the coming weeks. Obama appointed Genachowski, a campaign fundraiser and law school classmate, in 2009. The former venture capitalist has led the agency's efforts to expand available mobile spectrum and broadband services, reform regulation and subsidies in the fixed-line market and defend net neutrality rules.

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