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Randy Mitchell Appointed to Fed-State Joint Board on Universal Service

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Released: February 2, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

FCC 12-13

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service
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CC Docket No. 96-45

ORDER

Adopted: February 1, 2012

Released: February 2, 2012

By the Commission: Commissioner Clyburn issuing a statement.
1.
Pursuant to sections 254(a)(1) and 410 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,1
the Commission appoints the Honorable Randy Mitchell, Commissioner – South Carolina Public Service
Commission, to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.2 This appointment fills the
position held by the Honorable Larry Landis, Commissioner of the Indiana Utility Regulatory
Commission.3 The Commission gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Larry Landis to the work of
the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.
2.
Henceforth, a copy of all filings in this proceeding shall be served on Randy Mitchell at
the following address:
The Honorable Randy Mitchell
Commissioner
South Carolina Public Service Commission
101 Executive Center Drive
P.O. Drawer 11649
Columbia, SC 29211
3.
ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to sections 254(a)(1) and 410 of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 254(a)(1), 410, this order is ADOPTED.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary


1 47 U.S.C. §§ 254(a)(1), 410.
2 The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) nominated Randy Mitchell to serve as a
member of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. See Letter from James Bradford Ramsay, General
Counsel of NARUC, to the Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission,
CC Docket No. 96-45 (dated Jan. 11, 2012).
3 Id.

Federal Communications Commission

FCC 12-13

STATEMENT OF

COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN

Re:
Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket No. 96-45
It is my pleasure to welcome a former colleague and good friend, Commissioner Randy Mitchell
from the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal
Service. Commissioner Mitchell and I share a long history in the utility regulatory space, in that we were
both sworn in on the same day for state service in July of 1998. I can affirm that he is always willing to
collaborate on effective solutions that serve the public interest, and I look forward to the opportunity to
resume that spirit of cooperation on the Joint Board.
As is common with most transitions, however, it is with great sadness that we bid adieu to
Commissioner Larry Landis of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Commissioner Landis has
served this Joint Board well, and his communications expertise will be sorely missed. His dedication to
rural America cannot be outdone, and on a personal level, I count him as one of the best confidants and
mentors that I have encountered in this field. Fortunately for us, Commissioner Landis will remain as the
State Chair of the 706 Joint Conference, so the FCC will continue to benefit from his public service and
unparalleled commitment, to ensuring that all Americans have access to communications networks, no
matter where they live.
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