Verizon Statement on Obama's FCC Chair Nominee

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has nominated Julius Genachowski to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications:

"Julius Genachowski is an excellent choice to lead the FCC.  In choosing him, President Obama highlights his commitment to promote investment in advanced communications networks.  With his broad experience, Mr. Genachowski has seen first-hand how regulation affects business decisions regarding new products and investment.  We look forward to working with the new chairman as he guides the FCC through these challenging economic times."