End of the Julius Genachowski era may come soon at the FCC
By Sara Jerome - 03/09/11 06:28 AM ET
The Julius Genachowski era may be approaching an end at the Federal Communications Commission.
FCC Chairman Genachowski is under consideration to replace Gary Locke as secretary of Commerce, according to tech-industry sources and prominent Democrats close to the White House.
His departure would end a turbulent period at the FCC capped by the agency’s historic approval of net-neutrality rules last December. The feat fulfilled an Obama campaign promise but ruffled feathers on both sides of the aisle, in part because Genachowski took a moderate approach to designing the new rules that won his proposals industry support.