Tag archives for Julius Genachowski

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to step down ‘in the coming weeks’ (update: his departing words)

Julius Genachowski will be stepping down when he reaches the end of his term as FCC Chairman, according to a brief message on the FCC's webpage. We're expecting to hear more in a live announcement at 10am, but this was no big surprise: four-year terms are the norm ...

White House: It’s Time to Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

The White House on Monday came out in support of the rights of consumers to unlock their cellphones once they have fulfilled the terms of the contract. Responding to a petition on WhiteHouse.gov, the executive branch stated, “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should ...

WSJ: FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will say tomorrow that he’s stepping down

Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to do likewise. Citing an unnamed FCC official and industry official, The Wall Street Journal reports Genachowski is expected to leave -- presumably as his term ends on June ...

Bill Introduced to Re-Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

Democrats and Republicans may not agree on much these days. But the notion of allowing consumers to unlock their cellphones appears to have some bipartisan support. A bill was introduced Thursday that would make it once again legal for consumers to unlock their cellphones in order to switch carriers. Democratic senators ...

Genachowski’s FCC Tenure Featured Push to Open Wireless Spectrum (Video)

As expected, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced on Friday his plans to step down. Genachowski will probably be best remembered for a tenure that included the commission’s opposition to AT&T’s planned merger with T-Mobile. He also pushed to open up more wireless spectrum via incentive auctions and through expanding availability of ...

Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son met last week with members of the Federal Communications Commission to pitch the benefits of their proposed deal. In a regulatory filing with the commission, Sprint confirmed the meeting as well as details of its pitch for approval of the deal. SoftBank has ...