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Kevin Martin Joins Xtera Board

Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has joined the board of directors
of Xtera Communications.

The company, which deploys network infrastructure, pointed
to Martin's deregulatory policies that it said spurred infrastructure
investment.

"We are honored that Chairman Martin has accepted a
position on our board," said Xtera Chairman Jon Bayless in a statement.
"Kevin is one of today's leading experts in telecommunications and
technology policy. His wealth of experience as a telecom policymaker and his
global perspective across a broad range of industry issues will be invaluable
to guiding and influencing the company's strategic direction."

Martinexited the FCC in January, joining the Aspen Institute as a senior fellow.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

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.