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Commissioner Baker Announces Departure From FCC

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Released: May 12, 2011

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order
constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
May 11, 2011

Charles Mathias (202) 418-2400

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MEREDITH ATTWELL BAKER

ANNOUNCING HER DEPARTURE FROM THE FCC

After seven years of public service, I sent a letter to President Obama this afternoon thanking
him for the distinct honor of serving on the Federal Communications Commission and informing
him of my intention to leave the Commission on June 3, 2011.
I am privileged to have had the opportunity to serve the country at a time of critical
transformation in the telecommunications industry. The continued deployment of our
broadband infrastructures will meaningfully impact the lives of all Americans. I am happy to
have played a small part in this success.
I depart most proud of our collective efforts to focus on long-term comprehensive spectrum
reform. It is the most important step we can take to ensure our nation's competitiveness in an
increasingly interconnected world.
I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve with such wonderful colleagues on the
Commission. I thank them all for their commitment, resolve, and friendship. I also am deeply
indebted to my personal staff for their expertise, dedication, and good humor.
- FCC -

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