Comcast's Brioche joins FCC Advisory Committee

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 8:20am
Mike Robuck

Comcast announced that Rudy Brioche, senior director of external affairs and public policy counsel, will join the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age.

The mission of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age is to make recommendations to the FCC regarding policies and practices that will further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries.

The committee will focus on lowering barriers to entry to communications and related industries for historically disadvantaged men and women, exploring ways in which to ensure universal access to and adoption of broadband in historically disadvantaged communities, and creating an environment that enables employment of a diverse workforce within the communications and related industries.

During his tenure at Comcast, Brioche has served on the board of the leadership council on civil rights on behalf of the company and the cable industry. Brioche came to Comcast in 2009.

Prior to Comcast, Brioche worked at the FCC where, on behalf of commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, he worked closely with the Diversity Committee, FCC staff and the broader diversity community to promote diversity goals within the FCC's authority.

"Rudy Brioche is widely respected for his deep experience working with the diversity community, and he will be a valuable advocate and knowledgeable asset to the committee as the FCC works to further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries," said David Cohen, executive vice president and chief diversity officer at Comcast.

At Comcast, Brioche focuses on the development of the company's public policy positions and legislative analysis.

Before the FCC, he worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) covering Senate Commerce Committee issues, including wired and wireless telecommunications, media, judiciary and small business.


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