BDAC’s Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group Membership Announced


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed the following members to serve on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee’s (BDAC) Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group, including several representatives of rural wireless carriers:

Chair: Jonathan Adelstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Infrastructure Association

Vice-Chair: Valerie Fast Horse, Information Technology Director, Coeur d’Alene Tribe


  • Carri Bennet, General Counsel, The Rural Wireless Association
  • Mark Buell, Regional Bureau Director, North America, The Internet Society
  • Shirley Bloomfield, Chief Executive Officer, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association
  • Brian Boisvert, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager Wilson Communications
  • Skyler Ditchfield, Chief Executive Officer, GeoLinks
  • Stephanie Holderfield, Advisor, Office of Public and Indian Housing Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Betsy Huber, President, National Grange
  • John Jones, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink
  • Daniel Jorjani, Principal Deputy Solicitor and Acting Solicitor, Department of Interior
  • Kellie McGinness Kubena, Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
  • Mark Lewellen, Manager of Spectrum Advocacy, John Deere & Company
  • Ron McCue, President and Chief Operating Officer, Silver Star Communications
  • Chris Murphy, Associate General Counsel, Regulatory, ViaSat, Inc.
  • Michael Nedd, Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior
  • Steve Papa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Parallel Wireless
  • Bruce Patterson, Technology Director, City of Ammon, Idaho
  • Elizabeth Pierce, Chief Executive Officer, Quintillion
  • William Rinehart
  • John Saw, Chief Technology Officer, Sprint
  • Brent Skorup, Research Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Larry Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Point Solutions, National Exchange Carrier Association

The BDAC’s mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the FCC on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed Internet access.  The BDAC held its first meeting on April 21, 2017 and its second meeting on July 20, 2017. More information about the BDAC is available at

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