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Pai Statement on Commissioner McDowell's Departure

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Released: March 20, 2013

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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March
20,
2013 Matthew
Berry,
202-418-2005
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STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI

ON THE ANNOUNCED DEPARTURE OF COMMISSIONER ROBERT M.

MCDOWELL

For over six years, Robert M. McDowell has served on the Federal Communications
Commission with honor and distinction. He has championed innovation, promoted competition,
and focused on boosting private investment in the communications industry. Rob was among the
first to sound the alarm about international threats to Internet freedom, and his leadership has
been critical to forging a broad, bipartisan consensus on this issue.
On a personal level, I will always be grateful to Rob for the kindness he showed me
during my first months in office. I am proud to call him a friend as well as a colleague. He has
shown that it is possible to take the Commission’s work very seriously without taking ourselves
too seriously.
Whatever path Rob chooses to take next, I have no doubt that he will continue to achieve
great success and to contribute positively to our country. I wish him all the best in his future
endeavors.


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