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Commissioner Clyburn Statement on Departure of Chairman Genachowski

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Released: March 22, 2013

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
March 22, 2013
Dave Grimaldi, (202) 418-2100
dave.grimaldi@fcc.gov
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MIGNON L CLYBURN ON THE ANNOUNCED
DEPARTURE OF CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI
For his tireless efforts to push our nation to the front of the global broadband market, I
applaud Chairman Julius Genachowski. Under his leadership, the Commission has employed
creative approaches to promoting greater deployment and adoption of fixed and mobile
broadband services, established clear rules of the road for an open Internet, spurred innovation
and investment in broadband service and applications, and is off to a terrific start towards
conducting the world’s first-ever voluntary incentive auction.
Having spent a number of hours with the Chairman for nearly four years, I am keenly
aware of his devotion to strategic and sensible regulation. He is pragmatic, driven, and pushes
companies and their executives to do better – and try harder – in the quest for the optimal
consumer user experience with technology of all forms. The Chairman has been extremely adept
at crafting original ideas and forging essential alliances to get all Americans online in order to
narrow our nation’s digital divide. The Commission will continue, I am confident, to follow
along those well-laid paths he has provided us for years to come.
I will miss Julius Genachowski, who in a relatively short period of time has become a
trusted and dear friend. We are all richer and wiser from the collaborative engagement. I wish
him the very best.
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