Julius Genachowski is now chair of the FCC, which means that it'll be easier to protect free use of the Net, and to catch up with the rest of the world.
In previous years, innovation had been discouraged, which is why people in the US have problems getting broadband, or getting good wireless phone service.
Om Malik has a really good interview from a coupla days ago:
As head of the FCC, Chairman Genachowski hopes to revive the telecom and broadband sectors by focusing on "consumers, competition and innovation."
Julius Genachowski: The best I can do is say that this commission will be relentlessly focused on competition, consumers, innovation and investment. Our goal is to have the FCC be a model for excellence in government, a real 21st century agency for the information age."... we want to be fact-based and data-driven"
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