FCC's Genachowski to become fellow at Aspen Institute

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"The Institute has an unparalleled ability to convene business, government, and non-profit leaders to address the effect of digital technologies on many of the world’s most vexing problems, and I'm looking forward to being involved in that effort,” Genachowski said in a statement.

Walter Isaacson, the institute's president and CEO, said that Genachowski "typifies the kind of leadership and human values that the Aspen Institute stands for.” 

In his four-year tenure as chairman, Genachowski focused on expanding broadband Internet access. He also enacted net-neutrality rules on Internet providers and blocked AT&T's attempt to buy T-Mobile.  

Candidates to succeed Genachowski as FCC chief include venture capitalist Tom Wheeler; Karen Kornbluh, former ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Larry Strickling, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; and FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn.