The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, will appear at International CES in Las Vegas in January
Julius Genachowski may be sworn in as the new Federal Communications Chairman this week, if the Senate acts quickly to approve him in the aftermath of the 23-1 endorsement by the Senate Commerce Committee last week. That committee’s interrogation of Genachowski was largely a lovefest – although there were also stern partisan warnings that the new chairman should hurry to “fix” the Commission and prove that it is “not battered beyond repair,” as Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D-WV) asserted, alluding to the tumultuous tenure of the previous Republican FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
The long-delayed confirmation hearings of Julius Genachowski, President Obama's nominee to chair the FCC
At International CES last week, outgoing FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said he had "no plans to announce" about his plans post-chairmanship. Now, he does.
President-Elect Barack Obama has settled on technology adviser and venture capitalist Julius Genachowski to replace Kevin Martin as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing Democratic sources.
In one of his final public appearances before leaving the chairmanship of the Federal Communications Commission, Kevin Martin told an audience at International CES in Las Vegas that his preference is to avoid a delay in the DTV transition.