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NCTA Renominates Comcast's Choroser to USAC Board

Comcast VP of regulatory affairs Beth Choroser has gotten a vote of confidence from NCTA-The Internet & Television Association. 

NCTA sent a letter to the FCC Wednesday (Oct. 23) renominating Choroser to be the cable representative on the Universal Service Administrative Company, which oversees the commission's multi-billion-dollar Universal Service Fund (USF) broadband subsidy program.  

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The board is required to have one director representing cable operators. Choroser's term expires Dec. 31. 

"Ms. Choroser has a background in budgeting and cost of service, and has worked collaboratively with industry representatives on universal service contribution reform ideas, as well as other policy and legislative efforts related to universal service programs," said NCTA's chief legal officer, Rick Chessen, in the letter. "She has significant expertise on regulatory surcharges, including those that fund state and federal universal service programs."

FCC chair Ajit Pai has been focused on weeding out waste, fraud and abuse in the program, so budgeting and cost issues are high on his list.