Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, Set to Depart Agency
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-person commission, today said she intends to retire from the FCC. Clyburn has been with the agency for eight years. "[Mignon] has been a tremendous leader and a committed public servant throughout her time here," remarked Chairman Ajit Pai. "As the first woman to head the agency, she led skillfully through a transition and put her stamp on the Commission, including through her steadfast leadership in telehealth, media diversity, and digital inclusion." Fellow Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel said, "Commissioner Clyburn is a dynamo. She represents the best of public service." Today was Clyburn's last public meeting with the FCC, but she intends to wrap up her tenure with the agency over the next few weeks. A new, as-yet-unnamed commissioner will eventually take her place.
Nov 21, 2017
Ajit Pai, the Republican Chairman of the FCC, today said he intends to abolish the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous administration in favor of a "light touch" regulatory approach. "In 2015 the FCC ...
Sep 18, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pulled no punches when remarking on the state of California's recently-passed net neutrality rules. Speaking at the Maine Heritage Policy Center, Pai heaped criticism on the state's legislature.
Nov 22, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today published a draft order that details how he intends to roll back the current net neutrality regulations. Pai said the order "would return to the bipartisan consensus on light-touch regulation, ending utility-style regulation of the internet."
Feb 27, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the agency will commence an auction for 28 GHz airwaves as soon as November. Pai expects the spectrum in question will be used for 5G.