FCC Nominee Opposes Fairness Doctrine Revival, Favors Broadband Stimulus

Jun 17, 2009  •  Post A Comment

In confirmation hearings Tuesday, Julius Genachowski, nominated by the Obama Administration to head the FCC, said he favors using $7 billion in stimulus money to improve broadband Internet access, the Wall Street Journal reports.

He also told the Senate Commerce Committee that he is opposed to a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, which some Republicans worry could be revived to blunt the impact of conservative talk radio hosts. And he said he’d enforce broadcast indecency laws, though he added that he’d look to both parents and technology to help with that.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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