Senate Approves FCC Nominees

May 7, 2012

The Senate has finally cleared the way for two former senate advisors to fill two empty seats on the FCC. The nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Ajit Pai, a Republican, to become FCC commissioners had been held up by politics unrelated to them or their posts.

The following statement can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black:

“We need top minds to meet the challenge of an increasingly complex communications and technology landscape. With the expertise from previous positions at the FCC and senior Senate advisors Rosenworcel and Pai fit the bill at a critical time for our country and our economy.”

The following can be attributed to CCIA Vice President Cathy Sloan:

“It is real progress to have the FCC at full strength with its ambitious agenda on spectrum incentive auctions, broadband special access and USF reform and preserving retail choices for broadband Internet access.”

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