FCC commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate will speak on Tuesday, April 15, during the Regulatory Face-off at NAB. The Regulatory Face-off will give NAB Show attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the FCC commissioners regarding issues critical to the broadcast and telecommunications industry.
Jonathan Adelstein became an FCC commissioner in 2002 and was sworn in for a new term in 2004. Before joining the FCC, Adelstein served for 15 years as a staff member in the Senate, serving as a senior legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, for seven of those years. In that position, he advised Sen. Daschle on telecommunications, financial services, transportation and other key issues.
Deborah Taylor Tate was sworn in as an FCC commissioner in early 2006. She is the Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, as well as Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations.
Before being appointed to the commission, Tate was a director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. In that position, she was appointed to the Federal-State Joint Board on Advanced Telecommunications Services.