WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski speaks to the media on the importance of net neutrality December 1, 2010 at the headquarters of the FCC in Washington, DC. Genachowski outlined a framework for broadband internet service providers that would prohibit them from blocking or limiting lawful online content. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
FCC nominees approved by Senate
The U.S. Senate approved two Federal Communications Commission nominees who were held up by a Republican lawmaker challenging the agency’s handling of Philip Falcone’s LightSquared wireless venture.
Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Ajit Pai, a Republican, will bring the commission to its full membership of five for the first time since a Republican commissioner left in June to join Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) (CMCSA) and a Democrat retired. The nominees cleared the Senate by unanimous consent.
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