20 Notable Black Americans in Telecom and Technology

Tyrone Brown served as FCC commissioner from 1977 to 1981 and was the second ever Black commissioner to be appointed to the agency. Brown was a leader in the development of the FCC tax certificate policy. He was also one of the members of the Syncom group of Black-owned venture capitalists that invested funds to purchase Iridium Satellite from Motorola out of bankruptcy. He also served as a consulting counsel at Wiley Rein LLP.