Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding Mike O’Rielly’s Departure from the FCC

“During his tenure at the FCC, Mike O’Rielly served with steadfast integrity, intellectual honesty and an unwavering passion for advancing policies that enable a competitive marketplace to thrive. His determined advocacy played a critical role in Commission decisions to free up more unlicensed and mid-band spectrum and his commitment to connecting the truly unserved helped shape technology-neutral auctions for USF funding that opened participation to new providers and will result in more households being connected. Mike also forcefully advocated for the removal of outdated regulations that don’t make sense in today’s vibrant marketplace and his humility in policymaking is a model for others. We wish Mike all the best as his career moves beyond the FCC.”