Verizon Statement on Nomination of FCC Commissioner

President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate former Commerce Department official Meredith Attwell Baker to serve on the Federal Communications Commission.  The following is a statement by Susanne Guyer, Verizon senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs, on the expected nomination:

"This is yet another smart nomination.  Meredith Attwell Baker has the experience and qualifications to be a very effective commissioner.  At this crucial time for broadband investment, jobs and the economy, there needs to be a full team of commissioners in place.  So we hope Congress will act quickly to approve the nominees."