Friday, June 8, 2018

Starks Nominated to Succeed Clyburn on FCC

Geoffrey Starks, an assistant chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, has been nominated by President Trump to become an FCC Commissioner. Once confirmed by the Senate, he would fill the Democratic vacancy on the Commission created by the departure of Mignon Clyburn at the end of her term.

 A graduate of Harvard and Yale Law School, Starks worked for the Department of Justice before joining the Enforcement Bureau three years ago, according to a report on Politico. His first task at the FCC was to go after fraud, abuse and waste in the Universal Service Fund, which is intended to assure the availability of basic telecommunications services – including broadband internet – to all Americans. At press time, no date had been set for confirmation hearings in the Senate.