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Mignon Clyburn: Tech Mergers Present Opportunity in Broadcast, Wireless Services

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FCCSealMignon Clyburn, a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, believes consolidation in the private sector provides opportunity for stakeholders to enhance technology services, Politico reported Thursday.

Alex Byers writes AT&T and DirecTV, as well as Comcast and Time Warner Cable, are in merger talks and awaiting decisions from the Justice Department and the FCC.

The FCC is working with wireless carriers and broadcast networks to expand the mobile broadband spectrum by 2015, according to the report.

“It’s an opportunity to make efficient both the broadcast space and the wireless space,” FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn told Politico.

Clyburn also told the publication he expects mobile devices in the future to serve as platform for voting.

“I am not on the [Federal] Election Commission, but what I will commit to you is doing my part to provide a secure platform for that to be entertained,” she told Politico.

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