FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell announced today he will soon be stepping down from the Commission. McDowell joined the FCC in 2006 and is its longest-tenured Commissioner. His term had been set to expire in June of 2014.
McDowell told the meeting, “After nearly seven years of carrying out the incredibly high honor of serving the American people at the FCC, it is time to turn more of my energies towards an even higher calling: serving my family. After a great deal of deliberation, I have decided that I will step down as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission in a few weeks,” according to Reuters.