FCC's Broadband Advisory Committee Names New Members

FCC chair Ajit Pai has named the new members of its re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), which will hold its first meeting June 13.

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The committee's charter is to come up with recommendations for accelerating high-speed broadband deployment, arguably the FCC's prime directive coupled with the race to 5G.

It has been directed to focus on three areas, tackled by three working groups--disaster response and recovery, boosting broadband investment in low-income communities, and infrastructure deployment job skills and training.

Cable broadband members of the committee are David Don, VP, regulatory policy, for Comcast; Curt Stamp, VP, public affairs, for Cox; and Tim Walden, SVP, local network implementation, at CenturyLink.

Other familiar names include Professor Professor Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania; Jonathan Adelstein, president of the Wireless Infrastructure Association and former FCC commissioner; and Claude Aiken, president of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association.

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.