FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to Resign, Leaving 'Remarkable Legacy'

""During his tenure, despite industry roots, Wheeler proved to be a leader who heeded democracy's call," said Malkia Cyril, executive director at the Center for Media Justice. "Wheeler was a chairman willing to act in defense of the public interest, and in defiance of industry pressure and partisan politics."

Cyril and other advocates also praised Wheeler for supporting the leadership of women like commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel, who were instrumental in the passage of net neutrality rules and other progressive regulations."