FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, was widely applauded when he was nominated two years ago. His resume was impeccable for the job. He was trusted by Obama. He commanded a dependable majority on the typically fractious Commission. He could rely on the Democratic control of the relevant Congressional committees. Times were tough, and people looked again to government for leadership. Regulation was not a dirty word anymore. Infrastructure and stimulus were in. And yet, two years later, what has his agency — hardworking, competent, smart people — to show for its efforts? Very little.
Financial Times. December 14, 2010.