Obama Nominates Wheeler to Lead FCC

Published on May 1, 2013
by Jared A. Favole

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former lobbyist, to run the Federal Communications Commission.

Mr. Obama, speaking from the White House, praised Mr. Wheeler’s background working with the telecom industry and called him the “Bo Jackson of telecom,” a reference to the former professional baseball and football player. Mr. Wheeler is the only member of both the cable television and the wireless industry halls of fame.

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