Genechowski had a strong focus on broadband, added Jim Cicconi, AT&T's vice president of external and legislative affairs. The chairman identified a spectrum crisis and helped push for legislation that will lead to the incentive spectrum auctions, Cicconi said in a statement. Genachowski's accomplishments "are going to leave a lasting imprint on communications policy in the United States," he said.
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