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CEA’s Shapiro Congratulates New FCC Chairman

Arlington, VA — Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO, Gary Shapiro has issued the following statement regarding Julius Genachowski as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

“CEA congratulates Julius Genachowski on his nomination to serve as chairman of the FCC. Julius is an obvious choice given his extensive career of government service and his vital role in formulating the Obama Administration’s technology policy agenda.

“It is also natural that our nation’s first digital president would choose as FCC chairman someone who has worked in the technology industry and understands how innovation grows from an idea into the next generation companies that drive our economy and create jobs.

“The FCC plays a vital role in the lives of all Americans. CEA and its 2,200 technology industry member companies look forward to working with Julius and his colleagues to help the FCC create an innovation-friendly policy environment, promote broadband deployment and help ensure the rapid recovery of our economy.”