Washington, D.C.-based cable attorney Barbara Esbin is returning to the
Federal Communications Commission in July to take a senior position in the Cable
Esbin, a partner with Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, is widely considered an
expert on the myriad legal issues associated with cable-system provision of
Internet services -- an issue now under consideration by the FCC.
Dow, Lohnes represents Cox Communications Inc. and Paxson Communications
Corp., among other media and communications firms.
Esbin left the CSB in 1999 shortly after drafting a comprehensive overview of
FCC regulation of information services flowing over phone wires and the possible
applicability of those rules to cable operators.
'I am pleased that Barbara has agreed to return to the bureau. She is
well-known for her expertise in broadband Internet services over traditional
regulated platforms, and her skills and knowledge will be invaluable as we
address the policy implications of emerging technologies,' CSB said W. Kenneth
Ferree said in a prepared statement.
Esbin is to begin her new FCC assignment as associate bureau chief July
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