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Report: Tom Wheeler to be Nominated FCC Chair

FCCSealPresident Barack Obama intends to nominate Tom Wheeler, a former head of trade associations representing the wireless and cable industries, to the chairman post at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Bloomberg reports.

Todd Shields and Julianna Goldman write Mignon Clyburn, the commission’s senior Democrat, is serving as the agency’s chairwoman until the Senate confirms a new leader.

Wheeler would succeed Julius Genachowski, who announced his departure from the FCC in March after a four-year term.

Bloomberg reports Wheeler currently serves as a managing partner at venture capital firm Core Capital Partners LP.

Wheeler’s lobbying positions include 11 years as president of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, now known as CTIA-The Wireless Association, and five years prior to that as president of the National Cable Television Association, now called the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

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