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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fred Campbell Named Chief,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

On December 29th, FCC approved the AT&T merger and with less public attention named Fred Campbell as Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Fred had been serving as Legal Advisor for Wireless Issues to Chairman Martin. Thus 21 months after he was elevated to chairman, Chmn. Martin has now filled 2 out of the 3 top wireless positions at FCC.

International Bureau still is in the hands of Acting Chief John Giusti. Julius Knapp was named in October as Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology without public announcement.

Here is Fred's biography from the FCC's announcement:

Fred Campbell most recently served as Chairman Martin’s Legal Advisor for wireless issues, and previously served as an Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Campbell worked at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, where he advised on a broad range of legal issues associated with the provision of domestic and international telecommunications services. Mr. Campbell previously practiced commercial litigation with the law firm of Wolfe Snowden. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska College of Law and as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Connolly of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Prior to beginning his career in the legal profession, Mr. Campbell served in the United States Army. Mr. Campbell earned his B.A. from the University of the State of New York and his J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Nebraska College
of Law.

Fomer Acting Chief of Wireless Catherine Seidel has been named Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. My congratulations to both on these appointments.

RCR Wirelss News article on same topic.

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