FCC commissioner takes final shot at ISPs on her way out

Clyburn FCC net neutrality

In April, Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that she’s leaving the FCC after a nine-year tenure. During her time, Clyburn forged a reputation as a fierce advocate for consumer rights, and in a final interview with Ars Technica on her way out, Clyburn took one last opportunity to make the case for a strong and effective regulator, even as the Republican-controlled FCC works hard to tear down net neutrality regulation and green-lights huge telecoms mergers.

As soon as she announced her resignation, politicians, colleagues, and industry groups rushed to praise Clyburn’s integrity and the legacy she leaves behind. “Mignon is a voice for the voiceless, always defending the most vulnerable in our society to ensure they are protected against the special interests,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said in a statement at the time. “Her commitment to defending net neutrality, protecting the Lifeline program, lowering prison phone rates, and so many other critical consumer-protection programs has benefited millions of American families.”

Continue reading…

BGR Top Deals:

  1. Today’s best deals: Roku, Fire TV, $17 Crock-Pot, smart toilet, Apple AirPods, Nest Thermostat, more
  2. Arlo Pro 2 is the best wireless home camera system out there, and it’s never been cheaper

Trending Right Now:

  1. This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it
  2. T-Mobile’s claim that it has the ‘best unlimited network’ just got destroyed
  3. Forget 5G, Qualcomm and Facebook want to deliver gigabit Wi-Fi in urban areas

FCC commissioner takes final shot at ISPs on her way out originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 21 May 2018 at 23:34:16 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Post Tagged with ,

Comments are closed.