Vadapalli Exiting USTelecom Board

USTelecom will be looking for a new chairman of its board of directors.  

The association said Friday (June 14) that current board chair Anand Vadapalli has announced he will be exiting as president and CEO of Alaska Communications. He was elected chairman in October 2017. 

Vadapalli joined Alaska Communications in August 2006 and was named CEO in February 2011 

“The USTelecom community is grateful to Anand for his vision, leadership and commitment to our industry and the customers we serve," said USTelecom president Jonathan Spalter. "As chair of the association’s Board of Directors, Anand has been a brilliant national advocate for the promise and potential of broadband technology and instrumental in charting a clear, strategic path for USTelecom and our members. We thank Anand for his service to the broadband industry and wish him all of the best in his next adventures.”

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.