Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on Appointment of Trent Harkrader as Chief of FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau

Attributed to USTelecom’s Senior Vice President of Policy & Advocacy and General Counsel:

“USTelecom congratulates Trent Harkrader on his appointment by Chairwoman Rosenworcel to lead the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Trent is a pro who knows the issues, knows how the agency works at all levels, and knows how to get things done. The Bureau is in great hands. We also sincerely thank Kris Monteith for her exemplary service on behalf of the agency and consumers.

“Whether it is reforming universal service programs, implementing critical new broadband affordability and telehealth programs, addressing supply chain challenges, modernizing outdated rules that slow deployment, or fighting illegal robocalls, we encourage Trent to channel his considerable expertise toward the kinds of pragmatic polices that are not just future focused but will ensure our broadband networks remain innovative, inclusive and the world’s gold standard.”


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