How will FCC Chairman Wheeler’s telecom experience impact ed-tech initiatives?
Ed-tech advocacy groups reacted to the confirmation of Tom Wheeler as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, noting that the official move positions the agency to better act on pressing broadband connectivity and eRate needs.
Wheeler, the 31st chairman, has previously worked in various telecommunications companies and associations, such as Shiloh Group and the National Cable Television Association, for more than 30 years.
“Former Chairman Genachowski put us all on a course to a better broadband future and I am very cognizant that we are all building on his accomplishments,” Wheeler said during Nov. 5 comments to FCC staff.
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