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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

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed, are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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Lina Khan Advances In FTC Bid, Biden Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity, And Commits To Combatting Extremism

Lina Khan continues toward FTC role, Biden makes cybersecurity order after Colonial Pipeline, and U.S. joins the Christchurch call.

Benjamin Kahn

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Lina Khan continues bid for lead on FTC

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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Vermont Looks To Expand Coverage, California Moves On Passive Infrastructure, AT&T Gets DoT Contract, Cisco Buys Sedona

Vermont looks to expand broadband, California looks at passive infrastructure, AT&T gets DoT contract, and Cisco to buy Sedona.

Benjamin Kahn

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott

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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FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is designed to help economically disadvantaged households get reliable broadband at a subsidized rate.

Benjamin Kahn

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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.

[more…]

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

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