Wireless carrier groups praised President Barack Obama's choice of Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler, who ran what was then called the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association from 1992 to 2003, was lauded as an "inspired pick" by AT&T Senior Executive Vice President Jim Cicconi. CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent said Wheeler has "a keen understanding of how mobile wireless broadband can drive our economy."

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