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December 15, 2016
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler's Announced Departure

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to today's announcement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that he will leave the Commission on January 20, the following quote can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“Chairman Wheeler has been a tenacious fighter on telecommunications issues during a period of remarkable change in the media landscape. We wish him well in whatever the future may hold.”

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