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Monday, November 17, 2008

Two Advocates of Net Neutrality Have Been Put in Charge of Obama's Transition Team to Review the FCC

Elections. Consequences.

[via WiReD]
The Obama-Biden transition team on Friday named two long-time net neutrality advocates to head up its Federal Communications Commission Review team.

Susan Crawford… and Kevin Werbach… are highly-regarded outside-the-Beltway experts in telecom policy, and they've both been pretty harsh critics of the Bush administration's telecom policies in the past year.

Their jobs will be to review the agency and arm the president, vice president and prospective agency leader with all the information needed to make key decisions as they prepare to take over.

The choice of the duo strongly signals an entirely different approach to the incumbent-friendly telecom policymaking that's characterized most of the past eight-years at the FCC….

The article goes on to list a number of other "tech notables" who have received appointments in Obama-Biden's transition review teams, and there is a lot to chew on.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Wow, I haven't heard the name Kevin Werbach since I taught myself HTML in 1997 with his Bare Bones guide online.

He's overdue for a Cabinet post for that!