FCC chairman Julius Genachowski today announced that he will be resigning from his position. Genachowski, although supported by several consumer groups when he became chairman four years ago, is now regarded by those groups as having had a disappointing run in the organization. One example is the prices for internet service providers Denver and other companies, which has gone up for customers.
This increase in price has resulted in those customers mainly communicating with their mobile devices. Accompanying this change has been a more concentrated market for broadband internet, which has given customers fewer options for choosing service. Genachowski’s reign saw the approval of deals that shifted the industry, such as the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. Some of his earlier plans may never reach fruition, such as the auction of TV airwaves to commercial wireless operators.