Broadband People Column: FCC’s Clyburn, Baker Get New Assignments

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content December 18th, 2009

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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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One Response to “Broadband People Column: FCC’s Clyburn, Baker Get New Assignments”

  1. Brett Glass Says:

    It’s a shame that this may cause Commissioners Baker and Clyburn to feel more investedin the current USF system, when it really needs to be scrapped altogether and replaced by a system of direct grants and vouchers.

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