Chairman of the FCC to step down in January 2017

On Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that he’ll be stepping down from the post on January 20th, 2017, the same day as President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. As Chairman of the FCC for over three years, Wheeler oversaw the passage of net neutrality — the idea that internet service providers should not be allowed to create “fast lanes” that force content providers to pay extra fees to deliver their content to consumers. Wheeler said in a statement Thursday, “Serving as F.C.C. Chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional life. I am deeply grateful to President Barack Obama for giving me this opportunity.”.

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