Broadband Briefs for 07/27/09

Mon, 07/27/2009 - 8:00am

• Senate rounds out FCC board
By Brian Santo

The five-member board of commissioners of the FCC board is now rounded out, now that the full Senate has voted to confirm Democrat Mignon Clyburn and Republican Meredith Attwell Baker.

Clyburn has been a public utilities regulator in South Carolina. Baker was head of the NTIA.

At the same time, the Senate confirmed former FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein as the new head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS), where he’ll be collaborating with the FCC on broadband policy and programs.

More Broadband Direct 07/27/09:
•  Verizon's Q2 profit falls; telco plans job cuts
•  BigBand introduces control plane software for bandwidth sharing
•  Comcast connects with Thomson on home networking
•  Symmetricom names Côté prez, CEO
•  Windjammer signs up for broadband support from IBBS
•  SinglePipe adopts a new image
•  XCast picks up 2 new customers
•  Ericsson to get Nortel assets
•  CMC racks up more than 260 cable ops for Hits Quantum
•  Broadband Briefs for 07/27/09



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