Obama’s Choice To Head FCC Is a Longtime Telecom Lobbyist

Tom Wheeler has been in the telecom lobbying game since 1979. That’s right, Jimmy Carter was president and punk wasn’t dead. Now he is going to be the guy overseeing the entire telecom industry. Will he be hostile to technologies which challenge the status quo? Will he continue the ban on “unlocking” cell phones. (Making them portable between wireless providers?) Many think he will be.

Who knows, maybe he’ll turn his back on all of his contacts and friends he used to lobby for and be more open to new ideas than many think. I would however put that in the “very unlikely” file.

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