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TIA Names VP, Government Affairs

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The Telecommunications Industry Association has named Melissa Newman to be VP of government affairs,

TIA represents over 400 high-speed communications network providers worldwide.

Most recently, Newman was VP of external affairs and legal counsel to Transit Wireless.

Before that she was counsel at communications law firm Wilkinson Knauer & Barker in Washington, VP at CenturyLink/Qwest/USWest and in the FCC's common carrier bureau.

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.