November 17, 2006 8:25 AM PST
FCC chairman earns second term
The U.S. Senate late on Thursday voted unanimously to confirm Republican Kevin Martin for a second five-year term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Martin, 39, has served as a commissioner since 2001 and has held the top leadership spot since 2005.
"I will continue to work to provide a regulatory environment that promotes competition and drives investment and innovation while protecting consumers and promoting public safety," Martin said in a statement Friday. A number of key decisions lie ahead, such as whether to approve and place conditions on an $80 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth.
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