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Monday, June 01, 2009

Finally commissioning new commissioners?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Republicans have finally decided on their nominees for the FCC, which should clear the logjam in nominees. We could be looking at a full FCC this summer.

I don't think the E-Rate has much of a transition-related logjam but maybe we'll finally get some decisions on the program changes that the FCC sought comment on in 2005. However, since those changes were clogged up long before this transition, I'm not hopeful.

The new Republican nominee, Meredith Attwell Baker, seems OK: she has solid experience in government and telecom, her father-in-law is James Baker, and at least one trade journal called her "collegial and genial." Experienced, connected and nice; what more could we want?

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