Week Ahead: A New Sheriff in Town

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, Wireless August 31st, 2009

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The broadband policy center of gravity is beginning to shift from northwest to the southwest – or at least from NW Washington, where the Commerce Department and its National Telecommunications and Information Administration is based, to SW Washington, at the Federal Communications Commission.

In the two months since Julius Genachowski was confirmed as chairman of the agency, he’s been pushing more and more for a wholescale “reinvention” of the way that the telecommunications referee does business. He’s brought on board many of the brightest stars in the broadband policy arena and appears to have given them the authority to run the national broadband policy initiative.

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