'FCC Chairman Wheeler' Seems All But Inevitable Now

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT) -- At least one thing appears virtually certain in the wake of Tom Wheeler’s confirmation hearing last week before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee: The issue is not whether, but when, President Obama’s nominee will become the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Absent from the hearing was most of the skepticism that arose when Wheeler’s name first surfaced, due primarily to his many years as chief lobbyist for two of the largest segments (cable and wireless) of the industry he will likely soon...
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