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Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Announces Staff Changes

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Released: April 17, 2013

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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).

April 17, 2013
Dave Grimaldi, (202) 418-2100


Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn today announced the
departure of Angie Kronenberg and the appointment of Rebekah Goodheart as Acting Wireline
Legal Advisor.
Kronenberg has been serving as Clyburn’s Wireline Legal Advisor since December 2009
and has provided advice on a wide variety of wireline, broadband, disabilities access, and
universal service matters. “Angie has been instrumental in the protection of consumers and the
advancement of competition in her three plus years as my legal advisor, the Commissioner said.
Her effective collaboration throughout the agency as well as with industry, public interest and
consumer organizations, and other governmental bodies, including Congress and the states, has
been invaluable. Her leadership on both the Joint Boards and Joint Conference resulted in an on-
time and salient Recommended Decision on the Lifeline program in 2010, as well as the
Broadband Summit focusing on adoption earlier this year. Angie successfully negotiated
additional protections for consumers in the Open Internet proceeding and merger conditions in
several major transactions, including the Comcast/NBCU transaction, which led to the low-
income broadband adoption program “Internet Essentials”. In addition, she worked tirelessly on
the reforms of all four USF programs, helping to preserve telephone service and the further
advancement of broadband throughout the nation. Angie’s commitment to public service is
particularly evident in the Commission’s review of inmate calling services and the rates charged
to families, and she has been a protector for telecommunications access to those with disabilities
and low-income families through the Lifeline program.”
“Angie has been a faithful public servant, an excellent and wise counsel, and will be
greatly missed throughout the agency, but most especially in my office. I wish her all the best as
she departs the Commission.”
“I have had the opportunity to work with Rebekah throughout the development and
adoption of USF/ICC reform and the technology transition policy task force, and am pleased that
she has agreed to join my office as a legal advisor. She’s a talented attorney and experienced
manager, with extensive knowledge of the wireline issues.”

Prior to joining the Commissioner’s office, Angie Kronenberg served as Special Counsel
in the Spectrum & Competition Policy Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
Before coming to the FCC, she practiced telecommunications and media law for over a decade in
the Washington, D.C. office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Angie holds a J.D., magna cum
, from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. She also
earned a certification from The Institute for Communications Law Studies at the Columbus
School of Law and holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Baylor University where she also was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Rebekah Goodheart has worked at the Commission since January 2008, most recently
serving as Deputy Director of the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force and Associate Chief
of the Wireline Competition Bureau. She previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the
Omnibus Broadband Initiative, developing many of the recommendations in National Broadband
Plan. She also served as Assistant Division Chief in the Industry Analysis Division of the Media
Bureau. Prior to joining the Commission, Rebekah served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S.
Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement
Section, and was an associate at the law firm Wiley Rein LLP. Rebekah holds a J.D. from the
University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.S.F.S., cum laude, from the Georgetown
University School of Foreign Service.


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