President Trump’s nominee to lead the administration’s telecom advisory agency was confirmed this week after weeks of delays in the U.S. Senate.
Senators voted Tuesday to confirm David Redl as the Commerce Department’s assistant secretary for communications and information — as which he will be in charge of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Redl previously served as chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and as director of regulatory affairs for wireless industry group CTIA.
“David has deep expertise in spectrum, broadband and wireless issues and is uniquely qualified for this important government office,” CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker said in a statement.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai added that Redl “will further NTIA’s missions of promoting broadband deployment and ensuring that the internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.”
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