Monday, March 23, 2009
As expected, the White House on Friday announced President Obama's intent to nominate FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to be the new Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service in the Department of Agriculture. WCAI applauds President Obama’s selection and congratulates Mr. Adelstein on the nomination. The nomination comes at a critical time, as RUS is putting together a program to distribute $2.5 billion in loans, loan guarantees, and grants as part of the economic stimulus plan. A strong advocate for increased broadband deployments in rural areas, Adelstein is the ideal candidate to lead RUS efforts to improve rural telecommunications and broadband. We at WCAI look forward to working with Mr. Adelstein to promote innovative wireless broadband services and achieve universal wireless broadband access in the United States.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Today, President Barack Obama nominated Julius Genachowski to be the next FCC Chairman. WCAI applauds President Obama’s selection of Mr. Genachowski to head the Commission. Mr. Genachowski’s proven experience in public policy and business development is great news for the industry and users of wireless broadband services. We look forward to working with the new Chairman to promote innovative wireless broadband services and achieve universal wireless broadband access in the United States