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Statement on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's Resignation Announcement

12.15.2016

Background: Today Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans to step down from his post in coming weeks.

The following statement is from USTelecom President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr.:

“We thank Chairman Wheeler for his service and express our gratitude for his commitment to expanding next-generation broadband access to the American people. Under his leadership, the FCC made historic reforms to Universal Service, focused on the importance of technology transitions, modernized the way the commission looks at the voice market by eliminating archaic regulations, and committed the agency to a public-private partnership approach to cybersecurity that will serve as a model for years to come. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”