FCC Names David Waterman Chief Economist

Has Researched, Written About Online Video Growth Challenges
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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has picked a new chief economist who has done extensive research on online video and the degree to which cable and other MVPDs could impair its growth.

David Waterman, professor emeritus in the telecom department of Indiana University Bloomington, has joined the FCC as chief economist and will focus on media issues.

According to the FCC, he is an expert in vertical integration and multichannel market structures, as well as the economics of Internet video distribution.

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