Tuesday, January 13, 2009

a whole new fcc

The Washington Post is reporting that Julius Genachowski is going to run the FCC. I think this is fantastic news. When one considers the future of American infrastructure and competitiveness, the FCC is going to be at the center. National broadband policy, network neutrality, spectrum allocation, smart radio. The list goes on and on.

I met Julius in April of 2007, early in the campaign process. What struck me after we had lunch was a) how incredibly smart he was, b) how quickly he synthesized new information, and c) that if this was the kind of person Obama was attracting, then he would get my vote! The Obama team continued to pull in amazing people and the rest is, as they say, history. It is all the more amazing given the many voices and directions percolating within the campaign at that time. Julius was a clearly a huge part of the process of pulling things together. I am certain he will be up to the challenges at FCC.

Maybe a FCC with Julius as chairman will even report complaints correctly!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

No Kidding- you cannot do worse than our existing FCC circus act.
Normally i am restrained but the utter shame of it all prevented that. www.hd1080i.com on No Cable Boxes for you