Internet Innovation Alliance Statement on Julius Genachowski’s and Rob McDowell’s Departures

FCC March 22nd, 2013


IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher and Founding Co-Chair Bruce Mehlman

On Julius Genachowski’s departure as Chairman of the FCC, from IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher:

Chairman Genachowski has provided a valuable service as FCC chairman. He oversaw the adoption of a comprehensive reform of the federal universal service fund. He has set the stage for the FCC’s consideration of the transition to all Internet Protocol networks. I commend him on his success and wish him well in his future endeavors.

On Robert McDowell’s departure as Commissioner, from IIA Founding Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman:

Rob exemplified the very best traditions in his years on the Commission, serving with honor, intelligence, humor and grace. He had a hand in shaping a great number of policies that improved American competitiveness and helped lay the groundwork for future innovation and tech-led growth. He will be missed.

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