Rich Tehrani Applauds Selection of Kevin Martin as FCC Chairman

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Rich Tehrani Applauds Selection of Kevin Martin as FCC Chairman

It is my belief that Mr. Martin is the best person to fill the role of FCC Chairman and as such we expect him to achieve great things for the country and consumers everywhere. I applaud his philosophy of light-touch regulation in broadband and believe he will be remembered as someone who has done great things for broadband growth while protecting consumer interest.

Chairman Martin is a person who understands telecommunications, politics and is a champion of competition and consumer choice. He is not afraid to be controversial if he believes he is right. In short he is an ideal leader at a time when we are at a crossroads in communications technology, media ownership, digital television and a host of other broad issues such as WiMAX proliferation and competition.

What will define Commissioner Martin is how he carefully balances the needs of the incumbent and competitive service providers while taking into account what is best for today's consumer and tomorrow's competitive landscape.

The VoIP industry hopes that Mr. Martin will continue the pro-voice over IP stance the commission has espoused for the past few years. In keeping with this philosophy we hope to see VoIP regulation where necessary such as e-911 and CALEA. We wish Commissioner Martin well in his new, well-deserved position and we further look forward to him leading us into a world with more broadband competition and enhanced consumer choice.



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