Senate confirms Carr, Starks.

The US Senate has confirmed the administration’s nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Democrat seat on the Commission, and a full term for Brendan Carr. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised Stark’s “wealth of experience and expertise,” and noted that Carr has done “tremendous work on a number of issues.” On behalf of the industry, NAB president/CEO Gordon Smith noted that the Association “strongly supports” the confirmation of both nominees, saying, “These are two dedicated public servants with a firm grasp on telecommunications policy.”