Today, the FCC announced that Bruce Gottleib, Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Genachowski, will leave the FCC at the end of July. He will be replaced by Rick Kaplan, the Chief of Staff for Commissioner Clyburn. A copy of the FCC’s statement is available here.
The following statement may be attributed to Harold Feld, Legal Director, Public Knowledge:
“We at Public Knowledge are tremendously sorry to see the announcement of Bruce Gottleib’s departure. Throughout his tenure at the FCC, Bruce has worked tirelessly to see the public interest reflected in the FCC’s decision making process. His expertise in wireless issues will be particularly missed as the FCC moves ahead with implementation of the National Broadband Plan.”
“We look forward to working with Rick Kaplan, who has likewise shown himself to be dedicated to the principle that the FCC exists to protect consumers and the public interest rather than to advance private interests.”
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