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April 30, 2013
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on Tom Wheeler Nomination for FCC Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to reports that President Obama will nominate Tom Wheeler as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

"NAB welcomes the nomination of Tom Wheeler as chairman of the FCC. He has the experience and temperament to serve the agency with distinction, and we look forward to working with him."

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