Mobile Future

Confirmation of Tom Wheeler as FCC Chair and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner

WASHINGTON, DC – Late Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Tom Wheeler to serve as Chairman of the FCC and Michael O’Rielly to serve as FCC Commissioner. Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter responded to the confirmations, stating:

“Tom Wheeler arrives at the FCC at a critical moment.  With consumer demand for mobile connections skyrocketing and mobile data usage 10 times more than when the last chairman took office, it is essential that he, along with Mike O’Rielly and the rest of the Commission, act quickly — and wisely — not only to ensure that adequate spectrum will be available for our citizens, but also to support the seamless and necessary transition of our society and economy to an all-IP future.  American innovation depends on it. We congratulate both and look forward to working with them toward these goals.”

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