Comcast Chair, CEO Issues Response to Obama's Nomination of Wheeler as FCC Chair
Today, President Obama announced the nomination of Thomas Wheeler to be the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as the interim Chair.
Comcast's (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Chairman and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, released the following statement:
“We congratulate Tom Wheeler on his nomination as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. His vast knowledge of the communications industry, as well as his proven leadership, will be invaluable as the Commission sets its course for our nation's digital future. We applaud President Obama's nomination and we look forward to working with the Commission under Tom's leadership.
“Further, we commend the President's appointment of Mignon Clyburn as Acting Chair of the FCC. She has distinguished herself in her service as a Commissioner over the past three and a half years, and has demonstrated that she is well-suited to lead the agency. She works passionately and tirelessly to ensure that the best interests of all Americans are given serious consideration in each matter before her. We congratulate Chairwoman Clyburn on her well-deserved appointment as the first female chair of the FCC and look forward to continuing to work with the FCC under her leadership.
“As current FCC Chairman Genachowski departs, we wish him the best and thank him for his very successful Chairmanship that has ensured the US remains the leader in the global communications marketplace.”
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