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Julius Genachowski, Technology Executive, Said to Be Obama's FCC Choice

Julius Genachowski, a technology and former official who worked for Obamaâ„¢s campaign, is the president-electâ„¢s choice to the agency, a Democratic official said.
As head of the body that regulates telephone, cable and broadcast companies, Genachowski will face pressure for action to expand Internet access and improve emergency wireless communications.

He also will deal with the switch to digital television, when major stations must sending traditional analog signals. set the transition for Feb. 17. The Obama transition team has asked lawmakers to delay the change, citing confusion among consumers and a funding shortfall in the program subsidizing digital equipment some viewers will .

Bloomberg.com: Politics.