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Genachowski Paperwork Is With Senate

Adelstein will depart FCC for Ag Dept.

Things are moving along another notch in the world of regulatory nominations.

The White House has nominated FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein as administrator of the Rural Utilities Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In the announcement, the administration said Adelstein will oversee handing out about $2.5 billion in grants and loans to build-out high-speed Internet services in rural areas.

He won’t depart the FCC immediately, though.

The paperwork concerning the nomination of Julius Genachowski as FCC Chairman has reached the Senate. Senate Commerce Committee Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., will oversee the nomination hearing, still to be scheduled.