Commissioner Clyburn pledges vigilance of wireless industry

Describing the importance of mobile broadband to low-income and minority communities, Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Mignon Clyburn pledged to be "super-vigilant" of the wireless industry during a speech at the Free Press conference in Boston.

"In considering all of the factors relating to America’s minority and lower-income citizens, and realizing how hard people work to claw past their monthly bills only to immediately start fretting about next month, we must be vigilant – super-vigilant – about the direction the wireless industry is heading," she said. 

She cited some of the wireless issues the commission is already handling. She said the White Spaces decision lowers the cost to serve communities; the data roaming order will help spread rural broadband; and the effort to prevent "bill shock" will help consumers avoid overage fees.