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FCC At Full Strength

July 27, 2009

The U.S. Senate confirmed Meredith Attwell Baker and Mignon Clyburn last week to the last two FCC seats. This means the commission is now operating with all 5 seats filled. Congratulations to Baker and Clyburn on their unanimous confirmation. This will be a very active time for the FCC, with various important issues facing the commission, including the national broadband plan, broadband stimulus and taking another look at USF.

Clyburn was previously a commissioner for the South Carolina Public Service Commission. Baker was formerly the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and was once counsel for Covad.

The full commision consists of Julius Genachowski (chair), Michael Copps, Robert McDowell, Meredith Attwell Baker and Mignon Clyburn, and has extensive combined experience in the issues they will be addressing.

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