FCC's Genachowski Applauds President's Call For Federal Agency Process Reform
July 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM (PT)
President OBAMA's executive order asking federal agencies to cut red tape and reform their processes drew support from FCC Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI, who issued a statement saying that he welcomes the order and noting the Commission's reform efforts.
In his statement, GENACHOWSKI said that he has "made regulatory reform a top priority, improving FCC processes and decisions to support innovation, economic growth, and America’s global competitiveness. The results have been strong, with robust and growing private investment and innovation throughout the broadband economy ... I am proud of the progress we have achieved over the past two years toward making the FCC a model of excellence in government. We have repealed more than 50 outdated regulations and identified 25 sets of outdated data collections for elimination. We have also removed regulatory restrictions on spectrum use and we moved to bring market-based incentive auctions to reallocate inefficiently used spectrum. We have taken action to preserve free data flows and free markets on the Internet, increasing certainty and predictability, and spurring investment in both applications and infrastructure. And we are reforming universal service funding to remove waste and inefficiency and incorporate market-based funding mechanisms.
"We’ll continue to work with all stakeholders on these important matters, consistent with our obligations as an independent agency."