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Genachowski Promises the FCC Will Be ‘Fair, Open, Transparent’

Plans include updating FCC Web site

On his first full day in his new post, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski congratulated commission staff for doing a good job handling the DTV transition.

In a speech to his employees, Genachowski noted that his June 16 nomination hearing occurred only four days after the transition. He could have had to handle tough questions about that, he said, but “that didn’t happen — and that is because you did a great job with a difficult hand.”

Though the transition isn’t over, the June 12 switch “succeeded far beyond expectations,” he said.

His FCC will be fair, open and transparent and its policy decisions will be fact-based and data-driven, he promised. His plans include using technology and new media to enhance the work “lives” of FCC staff, “green” the agency and improve overall agency operations. That also includes plans to change the FCC Web site.