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Consumers Union Applauds FCC Chairman Wheeler for Putting Consumers First

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, today lauded outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for all his work on behalf of consumers.

Jonathan Schwantes, senior telecom policy counsel for Consumers Union, praised Wheeler’s tenure, saying “Chairman Wheeler put consumers first in developing groundbreaking new policies and took the Commission’s mission of serving the public’s interest to heart. From ensuring an open internet for all, to giving consumers more control over how their broadband provider uses their personal information and spearheading the push to tackle robocalls, the FCC took significant actions to protect consumers under his direction. Chairman Wheeler’s leadership will be sorely missed but he leaves behind an impressive legacy that will continue to benefit consumers for years to come.”