CALinnovates Applauds Wheeler Nomination to Be Next FCC Chairman

Encourages a focus on investment, modernization, and network infrastructure

May 02, 2013, 11:38 ET from CALinnovates

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CALinnovates today issued the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

"The next leader of the Federal Communications Commission will inherit an agency dealing with critical issues that directly impact the advancement and widespread expansion of Internet technology. We believe Tom Wheeler is a smart choice to take the reins of the Commission and congratulate him on his nomination.

"We encourage Wheeler as Chairman to pursue policies that encourage the kind of private investment necessary to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the country. The benefits of being online are simply too great to leave anyone behind.

"Technology moves fast and innovation even faster. Under the guidance of Wheeler, we hope the FCC remains focused on policies that modernize regulations to keep pace with the consumer demand for today's technology, and hasten a transition to a modern network infrastructure.

We also look forward to working with Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, nominated as Interim Chair, during this critical time for communications and technology." 

The foregoing may be attributed to Mike Montgomery, executive director of CALinnovates.

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