Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler As New FCC Chairman

The Federal Communications Commission finally has a new Chairman: Tom Wheeler. Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz released his hold and Wheeler was unanimously approved.

He will take over for Acting Chairwoman, Mignon Clyburn. As a former telecommunications lobbyist, there has been concern about what his priorities will be. Rather than join the speculation party, we’ll wait until his first few interviews and actions give us a better indication of how he’ll lead the Commission.

More to come.