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FCC Chairman Commends Mobile Initiative on Chargers

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement on Wednesday praising the mobile phone industry’s eff0rts to standardize charger attachments for wireless devices. Industry representatives announced the initiative at the CTIA annual convention in San Diego. The issue of interoperability had been raised in an FCC oversight hearing by House Communications Subcommittee chairman Rich Boucher, D-Va.

“I commend the wireless industry for today’s announcement that it intends to simplify input and output features on mobile devices and for reaffirming its commitment to implementation of a universal charger for such devices,” Genachowski said. “I strongly support these steps and I look forward to their timely implementation.”

Previously an Assistant Editor at Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily, Andrew served as Reporter and Deputy Editor for BroadbandBreakfast.com until April 2010. Andrew helped produce and interview telecom and tech policy newsmakers for FastCompany.tv’s 2008 “Washington Week,” and has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Communicators” series. His writing has also appeared in Linux Journal.

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