Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Michael J. Copps is a former Commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission. He began his service in 2001 and was sworn in for his second term in 2005. For the first five months of 2009, he served as Acting Chairman of the FCC. Since leaving the FCC, Copps continues advocating on behalf of more diversity in our media and for reinvigorated public interest oversight of our nation’s communications infrastructure. Copps served from 1998 until January 2001 as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development, where he worked to improve market access and market share for nearly every sector of American industry.