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Genachowski Resignation Prompts Net Neutrality Questions

United States Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski announced 22 March he plans to leave the post after four years. The immediate question posed by observers is what this means to President Obama’s campaign pledge that the Internet will remain free and open, which Genachowski supported. During his tenure, Genachowski was able to expand broadband Internet services in the US and also started freeing spectrum for sale to mobile phone companies. According to The New York Times, he has not announced his plans “although people close to him said it was more likely he would move to a Washington research institute rather than to a telecommunications company or an industry trade group." (SlashDot)(The New York Times)

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