The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, is set to announce his resignation.
The country’s top telecommunications regulator is holding a staff meeting Friday morning. According to the agenda, he is announcing plans to step down in “coming weeks.”
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His impending departure was reported Thursday by several news outlets.
Genachowski has hewed a middle line between the desires of public-interest groups and the telecom industry, which hasn’t enamored him to either side.
His departure will follow that of Republican Robert McDowell, which leaves the five-member commission with a 2-1 Democratic majority until President Obama appoints a new chairman and commissioner.