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FCC Chief Appoints Two Key Staffers

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named senior agency staff in the Media Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus. These positions are MB Deputy Michelle Carey and WTB Deputy and Senior Advisor on New Technology Michael McKenzie.

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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named senior agency staff in the Media and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus. These positions are MB Deputy Michelle Carey and WTB Deputy and Senior Advisor on New Technology Michael McKenzie.

Carey will assist in shaping the bureau’s policies designed to facilitate competition in the multichannel video programming marketplace. Prior to this appointment, she was a senior advisor to Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she assisted in implementing the $4.4 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

McKenzie will oversee the Mobility and the Spectrum Management Resources & Technologies (SMaRT) divisions within WTB and help provide direction for the bureau’s activities, including its role in advancing the goals and recommendations of the National Broadband Plan. McKenzie will focus on the FCC’s consideration of the implications of emerging technologies and contribute to the commission’s work on America’s innovation agenda. Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. McKenzie worked in senior-level legal, business development, and strategy positions. Most recently, he served as a general manager at Microsoft, where he supported the company’s worldwide enterprise cloud computing services.

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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named senior agency staff in the Media and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus. These positions are MB Deputy Michelle Carey and WTB Deputy and Senior Advisor on New Technology Michael McKenzie.

Carey will assist in shaping the bureau’s policies designed to facilitate competition in the multichannel video programming marketplace. Prior to this appointment, she was a senior advisor to Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she assisted in implementing the $4.4 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

McKenzie will oversee the Mobility and the Spectrum Management Resources & Technologies (SMaRT) divisions within WTB and help provide direction for the bureau’s activities, including its role in advancing the goals and recommendations of the National Broadband Plan. McKenzie will focus on the FCC’s consideration of the implications of emerging technologies and contribute to the commission’s work on America’s innovation agenda. Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. McKenzie worked in senior-level legal, business development, and strategy positions. Most recently, he served as a general manager at Microsoft, where he supported the company’s worldwide enterprise cloud computing services.

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Oversight Board Upholds Trump’s Ban From Facebook

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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named senior agency staff in the Media and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus. These positions are MB Deputy Michelle Carey and WTB Deputy and Senior Advisor on New Technology Michael McKenzie.

Carey will assist in shaping the bureau’s policies designed to facilitate competition in the multichannel video programming marketplace. Prior to this appointment, she was a senior advisor to Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she assisted in implementing the $4.4 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

McKenzie will oversee the Mobility and the Spectrum Management Resources & Technologies (SMaRT) divisions within WTB and help provide direction for the bureau’s activities, including its role in advancing the goals and recommendations of the National Broadband Plan. McKenzie will focus on the FCC’s consideration of the implications of emerging technologies and contribute to the commission’s work on America’s innovation agenda. Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. McKenzie worked in senior-level legal, business development, and strategy positions. Most recently, he served as a general manager at Microsoft, where he supported the company’s worldwide enterprise cloud computing services.

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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2010 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has named senior agency staff in the Media and Wireless Telecommunications bureaus. These positions are MB Deputy Michelle Carey and WTB Deputy and Senior Advisor on New Technology Michael McKenzie.

Carey will assist in shaping the bureau’s policies designed to facilitate competition in the multichannel video programming marketplace. Prior to this appointment, she was a senior advisor to Assistant Secretary Larry Strickling at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she assisted in implementing the $4.4 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

McKenzie will oversee the Mobility and the Spectrum Management Resources & Technologies (SMaRT) divisions within WTB and help provide direction for the bureau’s activities, including its role in advancing the goals and recommendations of the National Broadband Plan. McKenzie will focus on the FCC’s consideration of the implications of emerging technologies and contribute to the commission’s work on America’s innovation agenda. Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. McKenzie worked in senior-level legal, business development, and strategy positions. Most recently, he served as a general manager at Microsoft, where he supported the company’s worldwide enterprise cloud computing services.

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