Genachowski Outlines FCC's Vision

New FCC chairman promises to be “fair” and “open.”

On Tuesday, new FCC chairman Julius Genachowsi delivered a speech to his staff in which he outlined his vision for the commission.

An excerpt:

"As the country’s expert agency on communications, it is our job to pursue this vision of a more connected America, focusing on the following goals:

Promoting universal broadband that’s robust, affordable and open.

Pursuing policies that promote job creation, competition, innovation and investment.

 

Protecting and empowering consumers and families.

 

Helping deliver public safety communications networks with the best technology to serve our firefighters, police officers, and other first responders.

 

Advancing a vibrant media landscape, in these challenging times, that serves the public interest in the 21st century.

 

Seizing the opportunity for the United States to lead the world in mobile communications.

 

These are just some of the goals we will pursue in the days ahead.

How we will work will be central to what we can achieve.

We will be fair.

We will be open and transparent.

Our policy decisions will be fact-based and data-driven."