FCC Chairman Genachowski Confirms He’s Stepping Down

After four years on the job, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has confirmed reports that he’ll be stepping down within the coming weeks. [More]

This is not a photo of me (I WISH I still had hair like that), but is actually FCC Chair Julius Genachowski.

FCC Chair Wants Gigabit Internet Access In All 50 States By 2015

With some critics claiming the U.S. is falling behind other developed nations in access to high-speed Internet, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has announced the “Gigabit City Challenge,” hoping to get at least one city in each state to offer gigabit Internet access by 2015. [More]

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FCC Asks FAA To Lighten Up About In-Air Wireless Device Restrictions

With pilots approved to use iPads as flight manuals in their cockpits, and the FAA’s own studies finding “no evidence saying [wireless] devices can’t interfere with a plane, and… no evidence saying that they can,” FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has asked the FAA to ease up on restrictions against wireless device use on planes. [More]

FCC Chair Calls AT&T/T-Mobile Failure "Reminder Of The Benefits Of Competition"

FCC Chair Calls AT&T/T-Mobile Failure "Reminder Of The Benefits Of Competition"

In less than a year, AT&T went from swallowing up T-Mobile USA for for $39 billion to owing T-Mobile’s German parent company $3 billion in cash and another billion in spectrum because that deal slammed into the regulatory roadblock at the FCC and the Justice Dept. Speaking for the third year in a row at the Consumer Electronics Show, FCC chair Julius Genachowski defended his agency’s actions against the deal. [More]

FCC Chair Spams Facebook Friends

FCC Chair Spams Facebook Friends

His account apparently compromised by a spammer’s program, FCC chair Julius Genachowski sent out a message this morning to all his Facebook friends that said, “Adam got me started making money with this.” Adam Smith perhaps? We’ll never know, as the website Julius linked to is now unavailable. [More]

FCC Proposes New, Awesome, Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Proposes New, Awesome, Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC today proposed new rules to protect and preserve “net neutrality,” the idea that ISPs must treat all users the same and not prejudice against different types of customers. In a speech, Chairman Julius Genachowski supported adopting the “Four Freedoms” first articulated by the FCC in 2004 (PDF) not just as principles but as formal rules, and adding two more: “non-discrimination” and “transparency.” The big networks are, naturally, incensed.