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Pierce appointed to Federal Communications Commission advisory committee

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State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) has been appointed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to serve on the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC). The advisory panel provides expertise and recommendations on telecommunications issues affecting state, local, and tribal governments. Pierce will serve a two-year term on the Committee.

“I am excited about the opportunity to provide state perspectives about telecommunications issues affecting the states,” Pierce said. “State governments often share responsibilities with the FCC for telecommunications issues and work with the FCC to implement its programs, particularly making affordable broadband available throughout the country.

“I look forward to using my experience working on telecommunications policies and teaching about them in the classroom to work with my fellow committee members on important FCC issues.”

Pierce has an extensive background in telecommunications, including interning for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance, clerking in the legal department of the National Association of Broadcasters, and serving on Bloomington's Telecommunications Council, which administered the city's cable television franchise. He received his B.A. in Telecommunications and Political Science in 1984 and a law degree in 1987 from Indiana University Bloomington where he currently is a Senior Lecturer in The Media School.

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