Alumnus Tom Wheeler confirmed as FCC chair

Published: 2013-11-01

Tom Wheeler

Ohio State alumnus Tom Wheeler, a 1968 Fisher College of Business graduate, was confirmed by the Senate as chair of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday.

Wheeler said he was particularly pleased to assume his new role at what he sees as a pivotal point in communications history.

“What excites me about this new responsibility is how we are at a hinge moment of history; the Internet is the greatest communications revolution in the last 150 years,” he said. “We must all dedicate ourselves to encouraging its growth, expanding what it enables, and assuring its users’ rights are respected.”

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