Changes in leadership at the FCC

President Obama today nominated Tom Wheeler to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and announced that Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would serve as acting chair until  Wheeler’s confirmation. 

Verizon congratulates Commissioner Clyburn on her historic appointment as acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission. We look forward to continuing to work with her.

Verizon also congratulates Mr. Wheeler on his nomination; his experience and leadership will serve the commission well as it addresses policies involving the rapidly changing broadband and wireless industries.  Verizon looks forward to working with him and the commission to shape pro-consumer and pro-innovation policies in the communications marketplace.