(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Bluffton, IN (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
WISPAmerica, an annual conference and tradeshow dedicated to the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry, today announced that Jonathan Chambers, Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will keynote at the WISPAmerica 2014 conference on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The conference will be held from Monday, March 24 – 27, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.
At the Tuesday keynote lunch, Mr. Chambers will discuss the FCC’s new Rural Broadband Experiments initiative that will authorize a number of different experiments and data collections based on transition to IP-based platforms. The targeted experiments will help the FCC learn more about the impact of technology transitions on rural America and inform the policy decisions in various proceedings pending before the Commission.
Mr. Chambers joined the FCC in May 2012 after working primarily for companies in the start-up stage of their businesses in the wireless and cable television industries in the U.S. and in Europe. He worked in legal, regulatory, business development and strategic planning roles.
His previous government experience was with the U.S. Senate, where he worked from 1987-1994 for Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) as legislative director, for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as a professional staff member, and for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as the Republican staff director.
Jonathan has a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and the Harriman Institute for Soviet Studies, and a BA in economics from Yale University.
“WISPA is excited about the Rural Broadband Experiments initiative because it gives our members an opportunity to work with the FCC and demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of fixed wireless deployment as well as obtaining Federal support for network expansion and addition of voice services,” said Alex Phillips, WISPA Board Member. “The timing is perfect to have Mr. Chamber speak at WISPAmerica and we look forward to his perspective and understanding of this new program.”
For more information and to register for the event, visit http://www.WISPAmerica.org.
WISPA is a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 750 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. For more information, visit http://www.wispamerica.org.
WISPA is a membership organization that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 700 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. For more information, visit http://www.wispa.org.