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Copps Senior Policy Advisor Schneider Exiting

FCC commissioner Michael Copps is losing one advisor and gaining another.

Jennifer Schneider, senior policy advisor, is exiting the commission to join Frontier Communications as vice president of legislative affairs.

"We will miss the valuable contributions that our friend Jennifer Schneider made to our daily lives. She brought creative ideas, excellent judgment, wonderful energy and an awesome personality to everything she did here-and she did a lot," said Copps in a statement.

On the other side of the personnel ledger, joining Copps' staff as policy advisor for broadband is Margaret McCarthy. McCarthy had been legislative assistant to Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), who is not running for re-election. She is also a former policy analyst for the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, helping implement the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.