Pres. Obama Names FCC Chairman

Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler

President Obama has nominated Tom Wheeler as Chairman of the FCC. Wheeler is an investor in start-up technology and communications companies. He is managing director of investment firm Core Capital Partners. His career includes time leading trade groups including the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, and the National Cable Television Association.

“He’s in charge of the group that advises the F.C.C. on the latest technology issues,” said Obama, “he’s helped give American consumers more choices and better products.”

Wheeler would replace former chairman Julius Genachowski.

Mignon Clyburn is serving as interim chairwoman until Wheeler is confirmed by the Senate and takes office.

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