WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Chief Council on Communications and Technology for the House Energy & Commerce Committee and a former CTIA Regulatory Affairs Director has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration‘s Asst. Secretary for Communication and Information.
David Redl is to take the post, pending any unexpected roadblocks on confirmation.
That’s unlikely, and has the support of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
“David Redl is a superb choice to lead NTIA,” Pai said. “His extensive experience as Chief Counsel for Communications and Technology at the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee makes him uniquely qualified to lead the agency charged with managing the spectrum held by the U.S. government.
Pai also cited Redl’s expertise in communications issues central to NTIA’s mission “of ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.”
Likewise, USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter said, “Redl is the right person, at the right time, to champion leading-edge innovation and investment in our nation’s broadband infrastructure. We encourage the Senate to act swiftly in confirming him so he can begin the critical work of connecting Americans in all corners of the country to the promise and potential of broadband.”
Also chiming in is NAB EVP/Communications Dennis Wharton. He said, “NAB congratulates David Redl on his nomination as administrator of NTIA. David has played a key role as the House Energy and Commerce Committee considered important broadcast-related issues, including spectrum auction legislation, STELA reauthorization and FCC oversight. We support his confirmation and look forward to continuing our work with him on telecommunications issues in his new position.”