FCC adds two to commission

Mignon Clyburn, Meredith Attwell Baker fill last spots

NEW YORK -- The Senate on Friday afternoon confirmed the nominations of Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Attwell Baker to the FCC, getting the five-member commission back to full strength.

The women fill the two remaining unfilled FCC commissioner posts after the recent approval of Julius Genachowski as FCC chairman.

Clyburn, daughter of House majority whip James Clyburn, has been a South Carolina utility regulator. Baker is former acting head of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration.

National Cable & Telecommunications Association president & CEO Kyle McSlarrow lauded the appointments and said he is looking forward to working with the new FCC team "as they work together to craft policies that will spur innovation, promote private investment and contribute to our nation's economy."