Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski lives by his Apple iPad. He reads speeches off it. He marvels at using an app to identify constellations in the night sky. He wants everybody to be as connected as he is.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he’s resigning in the coming weeks, opening a second vacancy on the five-member U.S. agency that regulates telephone, cable and broadcast companies.
AT&T Inc. has spoken more frequently than any other company with U.S. officials as they near a decision on rules that may restrict how carriers offer mobile Internet service, according to regulatory filings.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he expects LightSquared Inc. to eventually win approval for using its airwaves, after it was blocked by the regulators on concern they would interfere with global-positioning system signals.
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, made an important speech last week calling for at least one “gigabit city” in all 50 states by 2015. For the U.S. to maintain its leadership in innovation, he said, a critical mass of communities must have networks capable of ultrahigh Internet-access speeds.
U.S. regulators will claim authority over companies offering Internet access in a setback for AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. and a win for Web content providers such as Google Inc. , Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc.
A move to make it easier for companies to own U.S. daily newspapers and nearby broadcast stations has stalled amid partisan tension that could prevent deals between companies such as Tribune Co. and News Corp.