The wait is over: Today President Barack Obama officially nominated Julius Genachowski to head the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski, a DC venture capitalist who served as Obama’s technology advisor during his presidential campaign, had been rumored to be Obama’s pick since December 2008.
Recently Genachowski spoke at a Potomac Officer’s Club event, in which he offered up his tech outlook for the new administration. Among Genachowski’s top priorities in his new role will be broadband stimulus and net neutrality. Industry colleagues say he’s ready for the demands of the role. “Julius has the right blend of public and private sector leadership to steward the FCC during this important period for telecommunications policy,” says Aneesh Chopra, Virginia’s Secretary of Technology.