Network Neutrality

FCC Nominations Hearing: July 15, 2009

Shayne Wagman
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
On July 15, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing for Federal Communication Commission (FCC) nominees Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Atwell Baker. President Obama nominated Clyburn and Baker to fill two vacant FCC Commissioner positions. The FCC has five Commissioners, only three of which can be from the same political party; the party of the current administration constitutes the majority. Clyburn, a Democrat, and Baker, a Republican, will be replacing outgoing Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Debi Tate, respectively. (Later in the week, the Senate confirmed Clyburn and Atwell.)

November 19, 2008 - February 18, 2009
In 2008 and 2009, FMC teamed up with realizePhiladelphia, a non-profit group that promotes social causes through musical and educational events, to create a multi-faceted web and live show effort to raise awareness about net neutrality and democratic access to the media. Proceeds from the events support FMC’s Rock the Net campaign. read more
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