Filling the Open Seats at the FCC

Late Friday afternoon the Senate confirmed Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Baker to fill the last of the open seats at the FCC.  Though not yet sworn in as this note is being posted, it is assumed that both will be joining Michael Copps, Robert McDowell, and Julius Genachowski as commissioners within a few days.

We have not had an opportunity to work with Mignon Clyburn, but Meredith Baker is a favorite of ours.  In November of last year, while still with NTIA, Meredith gave a speech at a Media Institute luncheon.  She spoke of the digital transition and the First Amendment, as shown here, and demonstrated precisely why she’ll be such an asset to the FCC.

Our congratulations and best wishes to both of these accomplished women.