Wireless Industry Leader Tom Wheeler New FCC Chief


Former cable and wireless phone lobbyist Tom Wheeler was confirmed Tuesday evening to be the next FCC chairman, according to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller.  More about Wheeler here.

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  1. My press release about Mr. Wheeler issued in May has greater import now. The press release cites allegations made by a major wireless industry publication regarding Mr. Wheeler’s misbehavior when he was president of the CTIA, the wireless industry association. More specifically, the publication alleges that Mr. Wheeler suppressed and biased the research from the nation’s largest mobile phone health research project to cover up adverse health effects due to cell phone radiation.

    The appointment of Mr. Wheeler now is particularly troubling because the FCC is under pressure from the industry to change the cell phone radiation limits in the U.S. to the international limits which provide less protection to cell phone users. However, the health research strongly suggests that the current cell phone radiation limits are inadequate and must be strengthened, not weakened.

    Why didn’t the Senate investigate these allegations?


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