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NARUC Statement on FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn’s Resignation
WASHINGTON—In response to the announcement from Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, of the Federal Communications Commission, of her planned resignation, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement:
“On behalf of NARUC, I want to thank Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for her service. First, as a state regulator as a member of the South Carolina Public Service Commission before her tenure at the FCC. She has always embodied the dedication and integrity that one expects of a public servant. Mignon Clyburn truly knows that serving the public interest requires an unwavering commitment to balancing the needs of all parties.
“We are grateful for her ardent efforts on many fronts, such as leading efforts related to limiting the costs of inmate telephone calls, expanding the Lifeline Program for Low-Income Consumers to include broadband and adopting the FCC Open Internet Order to protect net neutrality. Her public service leadership roles, which include being the first woman to lead the FCC as Acting Chair, make her a natural role model.
“Moreover, she has been an active participant in NARUC meetings—willing to engage in frank, collegial dialogues with fervor, intellect and a sense of humor. We wish her all the best.”
—John Betkoski III, NARUC President
NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.