Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, released the following statement today regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski's announcement that he will be leaving the Commission:
"Because of Chairman Genachowski's leadership, new ground was broken at the FCC. America is leading the world in scale deployment of next generation mobile networks with tens of billions of dollars in private investment. Innovators will have access to more unlicensed spectrum than ever before, supporting the promise and potential of the wireless technology of tomorrow. The Internet remains a free and open platform for inventiveness and the sharing of ideas. Chairman Genachowski implemented the kind of long-term growth initiatives America's telecommunications sector needs to compete in the digital age. It was a privilege working with him to advance our common goals."