Former FCC Chair and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to Keynote Annual Conference

Community, Industry, Top Issues,
We are excited to announce that Mignon Clyburn, former Chair and Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the South Carolina Public Service Commission (SCPSC), will keynote during NATOA's 2024 Annual Conference on Monday, August 26th. 


Ms. Clyburn spent nearly nine years at the FCC affirming her commitment to closing persistent digital and opportunity divides that challenge rural, Native and low wealth communities.


She pushed for the modernization of the FCC’s Lifeline Program; championed diversity in media ownership; initiated Inmate Telephone Calling Services reforms; brokered a technical solution that eliminated long-standing bottlenecks that prevented small, rural telecommunications carriers from expanding their network services nationwide; emphasized diversity and inclusion in the STEM fields; and fought to preserve a free and open internet (Net Neutrality).


Her government service began with an election to the South Carolina Public Service Commission (SCPSC) in 1998. Prior to the SCPSC, Clyburn's interest in the fields of media and (tele)communications gained traction as the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a family-founded, Charleston-based weekly newspaper focusing on issues affecting the African American community.


Currently, Ms. Clyburn is an independent consultant providing strategic advice and critical solutions in the technology, media, telecommunications and investor-owned utility industries.

Learn about the 2024 Annual Conference here.