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Kristine Fargotstein Joins USTelecom as Vice President, Policy and Advocacy

Noted FCC lawyer and Congressional policy advisor joins growing broadband and technology advocacy team

WASHINGTON, DC—USTelecom—The Broadband Association today announced the appointment of Kristine Fargotstein as Vice President, Policy and Advocacy. Fargotstein joins the national broadband group from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where she worked on a range of communications, technology and connectivity issues.

Fargotstein will advocate on behalf of USTelecom members before the White House and Executive Branch, regulatory agencies, courts and other government entities in Washington, DC and state capitals to ensure members can compete, grow and thrive.

“Kristine is another high-caliber addition to our growing advocacy and policy team,” said Patrick Halley, Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy. “While at the FCC and on Capitol Hill, Kristine has been front and center leading the discussion on the important debates shaping the future of connectivity. She knows the power of broadband to connect and transform families, communities and enterprises, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to USTelecom.”

Fargotstein has held several roles at the FCC, including Acting Wireline Advisor to Chairman Ajit Pai, Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, Legal Advisor to the Wireline Bureau Chief, and Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau. Most recently, she was detailed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee where she worked on broadband infrastructure, net neutrality and spectrum, among other connectivity matters.

Fargotstein is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, and for the past four years has served as an adjunct professor of Communications Law. She is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and a former co-chair of its Young Lawyers Committee.


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