Adelstein Nominated For Rural Utilities Post, To Leave FCC
March 23, 2009 at 9:24 AM (PT)
As expected, Commissioner JONATHAN ADELSTEIN will leave the FCC and has been nominated by the WHITE HOUSE to head the RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE for the DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. ADELSTEIN, who joined the FCC in 2002, has been serving overtime on the Commission after his second term expired in JUNE 2008.
At AGRICULTURE, ADELSTEIN will oversee the expansion of broadband service in rural areas as well as water, electricity, waste disposal and other projects.
NAB Says Congrats
The NAB issued a statement TODAY congratulating FCC Commissioner JONATHAN ADELSTEIN on his nomination to be Administrator for the Rural Utilities Service.
"NAB appreciated Commissioner ADELSTEIN's SOUTH DAKOTA values during his tenure at the FCC. We will miss his good humor, his understanding of the lifeline role played by local broadcasters, and his harmonica playing at the NAB Radio Show," said NAB EVP DENNIS WHARTON. "We wish him well as he takes his public service passion to the Rural Utilities Service."