FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has named Brendan Carr to be his legal advisor for wireless, public safety and international issues.
That will be a big plate of issues given the upcoming broadcasting incentive auctions, which is being auctioned for wireless broadband and to fund a public safety network. Then there are the international spectrum coordination issues with Canada and Mexico related to broadcaster repacking after the auctions.
Carr comes from the FCC's Office of General Counsel and before that was an attorney with Wiley Rein.
Carr succeeds Jeffrey Neumann, who had been acting legal advisor on detail from the FCC's Media Bureau, where he returns.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.