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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."

Andrew Feinberg rejoined as Managing Editor in late 2016 after working as a staff writer at The Hill and as a freelance writer. He worked at from its founding in 2008 to 2010, first as Reporter and then as Deputy Editor. In addition to covering the White House for Russia's Sputnik News - and from which he publicly departed - he has covered tech and telecommunications policy in Congress and at federal agencies for Communications Daily, FastCompany.TV, Mashable and Washington Business Journal.

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