Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mignon Clyburn Takes Over as Acting Chairwoman of FCC

Mignon Clyburn officially took over as Acting  Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.  She is the first woman to hold the chair at the FCC.

Clyburn has served on the FCC since July 2009.  She previously was a member of South Carolina's Public Service Commission, which regulates the state's investor owned public utilities, including providers of telecommunications services.


  • In April, President Obama nominated Tom Wheeler as the next Chairman of the FCC, replacing Julius Genachowski, who recently stepped down.  Tom Wheeler served as President of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) from 1979 to 1984 and was later CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) until 2004.

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