FCC Chairman Michael Powell is set to announce that he will step down from his post today.
As promised, I will continue to publish comments from industry thought leaders regarding this news.
Here's what Neal Shact, CEO of CommuniTech had to say regarding Powell's resignation.
"Chairman Powell has been a shining beacon of government restraint and has been very supportive of the government nurturing a young VoIP industry that challenges the status quo. It is a sad day when such an enlightened government official departs. Normally you only get this level of interest and caring as a result of lobbyists and special interests spending a lot of money.
"Chairman Powell will go down in the history books as one of the founding fathers of a new generation of communications services. All of us in the VoIP industry owe him our thanks."