Broadband People Column: FCC’s Clyburn, Baker Get New AssignmentsBroadband's Impact, Premium Content December 18th, 2009
Winter Casey, Reporter, BroadbandBreakfast.com
WASHINGTON, December 18, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission has appointed Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Attwell Baker to serve on the federal-state boards for universal service and jurisdictional separations. Clyburn will serve as federal chair of both panels. FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will continue to serve on both boards.
The Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service was established by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to implement universal service provisions and to make recommendations on universal service matters. The Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations advises the FCC on the apportionment of regulated costs between interstate and intrastate jurisdictions.
The FCC also announced that Chairman Julius Genachowski and Commissioners Clyburn and Baker will be members of the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services, along with Copps and Commissioner Robert McDowell. Clyburn will also serve as federal chair of the Joint Conference, which provides a forum for discussion on the development of broadband resources between the FCC, states, and local and regional entities.
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