President Barack Obama today announced that he has nominated Meredith Baker and Mignon Clyburn to be FCC Commissioners. Ms. Baker has been nominated to the seat formerly held by Chairman Kevin Martin, the term for which expires on June 30, 2011. Ms. Clyburn has been nominated to fill the seat formerly held by Commissioner Deborah Tate, the term for which expires on June 30, 2012.
The nomination of Meredith Baker to serve on the FCC is great news for the wireless industry. Her vast experience and thorough knowledge and understanding of the issues the industry faces both in the U.S. and on a global basis make her an excellent choice for FCC Commissioner.
I am also pleased to see President Obama nominate Mignon Clyburn to be an FCC Commissioner. Her state-level experience will bring balance to the FCC that would otherwise lack a state presence.
WCAI congratulates Ms. Baker and Ms. Clyburn on the nomination and looks forward to working with them upon their confirmation.