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Creation of the FCC Technology Transitions Policy Task Force

December 10, 2012 — Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, recently announced the creation of the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force that will work to answer the following policy question: “In a broadband world, how can we best ensure that our nation’s communications policies continue to drive a virtuous cycle of innovation and investment, promote competition, and protect consumers?” Areas that the Task Force will focus on include: IP interconnection, 21st century communications networks, business broadband competition, and voice services. The goal of the recommendations to be made in each of these areas is “to modernize the Commission’s policies in a process that encourages the technological transition, empowers and protects consumers, promotes competition, and ensures network resiliency and reliability.” The Task Force will be led by Sean Lev, the Commission’s General Counsel, who will function as the Interim Director, and Rebekah Goodheart, Associate Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, who will serve as the Deputy Director.

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