Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Friday confirmed publicly his long-rumored exit from the agency. The timing could make it easier to get Senate approval for his successor, given that Republican FCC member Robert McDowell also has announced his departure, Brooks Boliek of Politico writes. Potential replacements for Genachowski, a Democrat, include Core Capital Partners Managing Director Tom Wheeler, who has led cable and cellular industry trade groups; FCC members Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel; and Blair Levin, a former FCC chief of staff who led the development of the National Broadband Plan.

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