Pai Designates Degani as Wireline Advisor

New FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has named Nicholas Degani as his legal adviser for wireline issues.

In addition, Pai said Gene Fullano, who was on detail from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to help him set up his office, is returning to the bureau.

Degani has been counsel to Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), including on communications issues.

It is a homecoming for Degani, who is former attorney advisor in the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau and member of the general counsel's office.

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.