FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced this week she intends to resign after being named to the Commission in 2009 by President Barack Obama. She previously was Acting Chairwoman in 2013.
During her tenure, Clyburn helped author the net neutrality regulations that were put in place in 2015. She also opposed their repeal last year.
“I dissent. I dissent from this fiercely-spun, legally-lightweight, consumer-harming, corporate-enabling Destroying Internet Freedom Order,” she said at the time.
In making her announcement on Tuesday, Commissioner Clyburn called her time on the FCC “the most incredible opportunity.”
“In my wildest dreams, if I could have crafted my destiny, I never would have dreams of this,” she said. “I’ve had the opportunity to make a difference to people who did not believe government was here to serve. So I want to thank all of you for making that possible and more.”