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USTelecom Names VP, Government Affairs

Jeremy Pederson has joined USTelecom as vice president of government affairs.

Pederson comes from Frontier Communications, where he was senior manager of federal legislative affairs.

Before that he was counsel to House Energy & Commerce Committee chairman Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.). He also has a connection with a good man to know these days, having been a summer clerk to then FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, now chairman.

"He brings a trifecta of policy experience to our work," USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter said of Pederson.

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.