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MAVA Leadership Member Core Capital's Tom Wheeler Confirmed as FCC Chairman

10/29/2013
The Senate has unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nearly six months after President Obamanominated the managing director of DC-based investment firm Core Capital Partners for the role. Wheeler succeeds Julius Genachowski, who in March announced his plans to step down. Wheeler joined Core in 2005 after previously co-founding SmartBrief, an online targeted news service. He also has served as president of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA), and has been an informal advisor to Obama on telecom policy issues. "Tom Wheeler will be a strong advocate for consumers and the public interest at a time when the FCC is facing decisions that will shape the future of our nation's telephone network and the wireless, broadband and video industries," said Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee

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