On December 15, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plans to
step down as FCC Chairman
in January. In addition, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel also will depart at the end of the year.
In response, INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering said, "We thank Chairman Wheeler for his service and dedication to the American people. A fierce competitor, Wheeler always liked a good fight, especially when he had the American consumer in his corner. Commissioner Rosenworcel's dedication to our nation's children and public safety is unmatched. We thank her for lifting the dialogue and elevating the debate with both substance and care."
"All Americans, consumers and businesses, have benefited from the Commission's work over the past three years on access to new technologies and services, and we thank all five Commissioners for their hard work," Pickering added. "Great challenges remain. There is still too much concentration of market power in our nation's broadband infrastructure, and rural America is at significant risk of being left behind. More competition is the answer, and we look forward to working with Commissioners Pai, O'Reilly and Clyburn to fight for a better future."