Ex-CTIA chief is said to be in the running to replace Genachowski

03/22/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The · Hill, The

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will today detail plans to resign next month, according to multiple reports, with former CTIA-The Wireless Association® President Tom Wheeler considered a leading choice to succeed him. That will leave the FCC with a pair of vacancies after Robert McDowell's decision to step down, as well. The next chairman faces challenges to the the agency's authority. "The FCC faces an existential question. Everyone agrees the primary platform is broadband. What is the FCC's authority in that space?" said former FCC aide Blair Levin.

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