Tag Archives: Mignon Clyburn

Mignon Clyburn: Tech Mergers Present Opportunity in Broadcast, Wireless Services

Mignon Clyburn, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, believes consolidation in the private sector provides opportunity for stakeholders to enhance technology services, Politico reported Thursday. Alex Byers writes AT&T and DirecTV, as well as Comcast and Time Warner Cable, are in merger talks and awaiting decisions from the Justice Department and the FCC. The …

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Report: FCC Mulls Spectrum Auction Timing

The Federal Communications Commission leadership is debating when to auction the “H block” wireless spectrum and other portions known as AWS 3, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Brendan Sasso writes FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wants a simultaneous auction for both, which means the agency’s Wireless Communications Bureau may have to hold …

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Report: Tom Wheeler to be Nominated FCC Chair

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Tom Wheeler, a former head of trade associations representing the wireless and cable industries, to the chairman post at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Bloomberg reports. Todd Shields and Julianna Goldman write Mignon Clyburn, the commission’s senior Democrat, is serving as the agency’s chairwoman …

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Chopra Keynotes Broadband Efforts

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra has joined efforts with One Economy, a technology advocacy organization, which recently formed a national advisory council on broadband adoption. Chopra, a point person for the Obama administration’s broadband efforts, laid out the government’s trajectory and initiatives in a keynote address Monday at One …

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Reaction to Net Neutrality Vote Varies

The Vote In a vote that was closely observed, live-blogged, live-streamed and tweeted about, the Federal Communications Commission, as expected, approved the first-ever Internet access regulations yesterday. The vote is poised to enshrine the concept of net neutrality — the idea that all Internet traffic be treated equally — into …

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Brings out Lobbying on Both Sides

Ahead of the Dec. 21 Federal Communications Commission vote that will determine the fate of Chairman Julius Genachowski’s net neutrality proposal, the lobbyists are swarming Washington. The Washington Post’s technology blog, Post Tech, reports that today is likely to be the last day of such arm-twisting and cajoling before FCC …

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FCC’s Mignon Clyburn Gets New Chief of Staff

Following FCC’s recent appointment of Rick Kaplan as chief counsel and senior legal adviser, Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Angela Kronenberg will take on Kaplan’s duties as chief of staff. Kronenberg was formerly Clyburn’s wireline legal adviser on media and consumer issues and provided advice to the commissioner on …

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