The U.S. Senate has approved the nominations of Tom Wheeler as Chairman and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Carl Guardino, CEO of the nearly 400-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group, praised the action.
“I am excited to see Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly officially join the FCC today, bringing the Commission back to a full five members,” said Carl Guardino, CEO of the nearly 400-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “The FCC’s decisions have a wide-ranging effect on Silicon Valley and our member companies. Over the next year, the Commission’s decisions on Spectrum, the IP Transition, broadband deployment and countless other topics will be crucial in setting the framework for our nation’s technological future. These issues are critical for the countless technology companies in the Valley that rely on broadband and connection to continue to grow and thrive.
“In addition, I would like to thank Commissioner Clyburn for her work as Chair over the last few months. I am excited to continue to work with her, as well as with Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner O’Rielly, and the rest of the Commission, over the next few years.”