FCC Appoints Tribal Outreach Director
The FCC has announced Geoffrey Blackwell to head up its newly created Office of Native Nations, to help expand broadband access to tribal nations. From BroadbandBreakfast.com:
Blackwell’s appointment comes after substantial work in the development of tribal economic infrastructure. Prior to serving at the Office of Native Nations, Blackwell held a seat on the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. In September 2009, he was elected to be the commissioner representing the United States on the Indigenous Commission for Communications Technologies in the Americas. From 1999-2005, Blackwell served at the FCC as senior attorney and liaison to tribal governments. Read the full article here.