Paul Raak has joined USTelecom as VP of government affairs.
USTelecom members include AT&T, Verizon, and Frontier.
Raak had been handling Capitol Hill advocacy for broadband association ITTA.
AT USTelecom, Raak will focus on broadband mapping and deployment and the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.
“Paul’s passion for rural broadband started in Iowa as the son of a third-generation telephone company owner," said USTelecom president Jonathan Spalter, "so he’ll not only be a great addition to our team but an asset to our rural broadband providers in every corner of the country."
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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.