[SOURCE: New York Times] via Benton

Michael D. Gallagher, the top Bush administration official for
telecommunications issues, said on Monday that he had decided to step down
early next year. Gallagher, the head of the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration at the Commerce Department, has played a major
role in negotiations between the wireless industry and the Pentagon over
steps to free valuable radio spectrum for use by the industry.

He has also led the administration's efforts to beat back proposals by some
countries for tighter regulation over the Internet. Earlier this year, Mr.
Gallagher was a contender to head the Federal Communications Commission,
ultimately losing to Kevin J. Martin. Mr. Gallagher said he would take time
off, probably beginning in January, to consider his next career move. He
said he expected to remain in Washington.

Frank Muto
Co-founder -  Washington Bureau for ISP Advocacy - WBIA
Telecom Summit Ad Hoc Committee

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter R." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 6:17 PM
Subject: [WISPA] FCC

> Martin Names New Wireless Legal Advisor
> Posted on: 12/02/2005
> FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said today Fred Campbell will serve as his
> legal advisor for wireless issues.
> Campbell most recently was an attorney advisor in the wireline
> competition bureau.
> Before joining the commission, Campbell worked as an attorney for the
> law firm of Harris, Wiltshire and Grannis, where he addressed legal
> issues associated with the provisioning of domestic and international
> telecommunications services.
> Campbell previously practiced commercial litigation with the law firm of
> Wolfe Snowden and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University
> of Nebraska College of Law. Prior to that, he clerked for Judge William
> M. Connolly of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
> Campbell has served in the U.S. Army. He also earned his B.A. from the
> University of the State of New York and his J.D. from the University of
> Nebraska College of Law.
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