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TechNet Urges Swift U.S. Senate Approval of FCC Nominees Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell
Date:6/15/2009

Upon confirmation, Mr. Genachowski will serve as the next FCC Chair; Mr. McDowell has served on Commission since 2006

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today hailed the nominations of Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell for seats on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and strongly urged the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to approve their nominations. Mr. Genachowski has been nominated by President Obama for Chairman of the Commission and Mr. McDowell is being re-nominated for a post at the FCC he has held since 2006.

"TechNet strongly supports the nominations of Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell for key positions on the Federal Communications Commission," said John Doerr, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and TechNet Co-Founder. "Both are innovative leaders who understand the fundamental importance of technology and communications for our nation's economic future. We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm both of these able nominees so they can get to work tackling the multitude of communications issues now facing the Commission."

"Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell both bring dedication, tireless work ethics and deep knowledge of complex innovation policy issues to these vital posts on the Federal Communications Commission," said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco and TechNet Co-Founder. "We at TechNet are proud to endorse the nominations of these two extremely capable public servants and look forward to working with them on the vitally important issues of making sure the power of the Internet reaches all our citizens and grows our economy."

Mr. Genachowski will bring more than two decades of public and private-sector experience to the Commission. Most recently, President Obama appointed Julius Genachowski as the co-leader of the Technolo
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