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Geoffrey Starks Will Likely Fill Shoes of Mignon Clyburn at FCC

Drew Clark

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: The traditional pairing of one Republican and one Democrat for Federal Communications Commission spots may not apply in this case because, with the departure of Mignon Clyburn on May 10, the agency is currently experiences a 3-1 margin of Republican governance.

Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner, from Ars Technica

President Donald Trump has nominated Democrat Geoffrey Starks to fill the open seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.
Enlarge / FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.

 

If approved by the Senate for a term ending in June 2022, Starks will replace recently departed Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Republicans will maintain a 3-2 majority led by Chairman Ajit Pai, with Starks and Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel representing the minority party. Trump would not have been allowed to nominate a Republican because US law requires a 3-2 split when the FCC has five members.

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Source: Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner | Ars Technica

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Praise For E-Rate Expansion in COVID Relief, Tim Wu at White House, Film on Telecom Law

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo of Tim Wu by New America from June 2016 used with permission

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: The traditional pairing of one Republican and one Democrat for Federal Communications Commission spots may not apply in this case because, with the departure of Mignon Clyburn on May 10, the agency is currently experiences a 3-1 margin of Republican governance.

Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner, from Ars Technica

President Donald Trump has nominated Democrat Geoffrey Starks to fill the open seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.
Enlarge / FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.

 

If approved by the Senate for a term ending in June 2022, Starks will replace recently departed Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Republicans will maintain a 3-2 majority led by Chairman Ajit Pai, with Starks and Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel representing the minority party. Trump would not have been allowed to nominate a Republican because US law requires a 3-2 split when the FCC has five members.

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Source: Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner | Ars Technica

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Broadband Speed Definition, Boom in Fiber Deployment, $7.6 Billion in New Stimulus Bill

Tim White

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Photo of Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet from Wikipedia

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: The traditional pairing of one Republican and one Democrat for Federal Communications Commission spots may not apply in this case because, with the departure of Mignon Clyburn on May 10, the agency is currently experiences a 3-1 margin of Republican governance.

Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner, from Ars Technica

President Donald Trump has nominated Democrat Geoffrey Starks to fill the open seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.
Enlarge / FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.

 

If approved by the Senate for a term ending in June 2022, Starks will replace recently departed Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Republicans will maintain a 3-2 majority led by Chairman Ajit Pai, with Starks and Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel representing the minority party. Trump would not have been allowed to nominate a Republican because US law requires a 3-2 split when the FCC has five members.

[more…]

Source: Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner | Ars Technica

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INCOMPAS Adds Directors, Colorado Floats $600 Internet Subsidy, Microsoft Holograms Meetings

Derek Shumway

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Screenshot of CEO Ken Williams from Allied Telecom video

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: The traditional pairing of one Republican and one Democrat for Federal Communications Commission spots may not apply in this case because, with the departure of Mignon Clyburn on May 10, the agency is currently experiences a 3-1 margin of Republican governance.

Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner, from Ars Technica

President Donald Trump has nominated Democrat Geoffrey Starks to fill the open seat on the Federal Communications Commission.

FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.
Enlarge / FCC Assistant Enforcement Bureau Chief Geoffrey Starks.

 

If approved by the Senate for a term ending in June 2022, Starks will replace recently departed Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Republicans will maintain a 3-2 majority led by Chairman Ajit Pai, with Starks and Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel representing the minority party. Trump would not have been allowed to nominate a Republican because US law requires a 3-2 split when the FCC has five members.

[more…]

Source: Trump grants Democrats’ request for a new FCC commissioner | Ars Technica

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