FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell to Join Hudson Institute

May 14, 2013, 15:26 ET from Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hudson Institute is pleased to announce that Commissioner Robert M. McDowell will become a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute when he leaves the Federal Communications Commission later this week.  McDowell has served with distinction at the Federal Communications Commission since 2006.  He will be affiliated with the Center for the Economics of the Internet at the Hudson Institute, directed by Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth, himself a former commissioner.

"My colleagues and I are excited to add Commissioner McDowell's deep knowledge and insight of telecommunications policy to our team," says Hudson President and CEO Kenneth R. Weinstein.  "A healthy, innovative Internet and wireless industry is vital to America's future prosperity."

McDowell's tenure at the FCC has been marked by his effort to forge bipartisan consensus in adopting communication policies to promote economic expansion, investment, innovation, competition, and consumer choice.  Prior to joining the FCC, McDowell was senior vice president for the Competitive Telecommunications Association and served as the executive vice president and general counsel of America's Carriers Telecommunications Association.  A graduate of Duke University and the College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law, McDowell remains a leading voice in combating efforts for the multilateral regulation of the Internet.

Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis promoting security, prosperity, and freedom. http://www.hudson.org.

For further information, please contact:
Jamie Bologna at 202-974-6456 or jbologna@hudson.org

SOURCE Hudson Institute