WISP INDUSTRY’S ALEX PHILLIPS NAMED TO FCC CONSUMER ADVISORY PANEL
Washington, DC – Alex Phillips, a longtime leader of the fixed wireless internet service provider industry, has been named to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Advisory Committee.
The mission of the committee is to make recommendations to the FCC regarding all consumer issues within its jurisdiction, and to facilitate the participation of under-represented consumers in the agency’s proceedings. With the addition of six new members, including Phillips, the advisory committee’s 34 members represent a variety of constituencies.
Phillips, the founder and CEO of Rural Broadband Network Services in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is the immediate past president of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and has been a WISPA board member and chairman of several WISPA committees over the last six years.
As a WISP operator serving consumers in small towns and rural areas of western Virginia, Phillips understands the challenges of delivering broadband to rural consumers, and he aims to continue his advocacy for their interests on the FCC committee.
“I am honored to be invited to join the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee,” Phillips said. “I am passionate about closing the ‘digital divide’ between urban and rural areas, and I believe it can be done with existing technology, for an affordable price, with a pro-small-business, pro-entrepreneurial approach to government regulation.”
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