Michael Copps Confirmed for House Hearing

Former Chairman Rounds out Quartet of FCC Voices of Experience
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Add former acting FCC chairman Michael Copps to the list of attendees at the reg reform Hearing Jan. 15 featuring former FCC chairmen.

His participation has been confirmed, according to the committee, along with confirmed participants Michael Powell, Reed Hundt and Richard Wiley.

The hearing is a kickoff for a multi-year effort to revamp communications regs in light of the sea change in technology wrought by the internet.

Somewhat conspicuous by his absence is the chairman that took the reins from Copps, Julius Genachowski.

Copps was in the center seat for the June 9, 2009, transition to digital television as was widely praised for his collegial management style while atop the commission.