Ex-FCC Chairman Powell Joins Cisco Board

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Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell joined Cisco Systems’ board of directors.

Powell, 43, is currently a senior advisor of Providence Equity Partners and chairman of the MK Powell Group.

He was nominated for an FCC seat by President William J. Clinton in 1997 and named chairman of the agency by President George W. Bush in 2001 -- a post he held until 2005.