The following statement is attributable to Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO, on today?s announcement that Michael K. Powell is resigning from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
?We wish Chairman Powell the best as he steps down as chair of the FCC. His leadership in pressing for open markets and a level playing field and his tireless fight on behalf of consumers will be sorely missed. While I am personally disheartened by this announcement, especially coming at such a critical time for the industry, I?m happy for him and his family as they move on to their next endeavor.
We look forward to working with the new chair of the commission. We hope that person will also recognize the transformations that are taking place in the communications industry and that they too will be a leader in promoting competition with less government regulation."
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