Hap Rigby, former aide to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has joined D.C. Communications law firm Wiley Rein as a senior policy advisor.
As a Hill staffer, Rigby worked on a laundry list of communications-related issues and legislation, including satellite reauthorization (STELA), broadband deployment FCC reauthorization, retransmission consent reform, net neutrality, data security, broadcast exclusivity, set-tops, broadband privacy, and universal service. He is also a former legislative assistant to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).
Rigby will advise clients in the communications and technology sectors at the firm.
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.
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