Indiana State Rep. Matt Pierce Joins FCC Advisory Committee on Telecommunications

Written from press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 13, 2024

State Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) has been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC), FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced Wednesday.

The advisory committee is tasked with providing expertise and recommendations on telecommunications matters impacting state, local, and tribal governments. Pierce, who will serve a two-year term on the committee, expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to represent state perspectives on critical telecommunications issues.

“I am excited about the opportunity to provide state perspectives about telecommunications issues affecting the states,” Pierce said. “State governments often share responsibilities with the FCC for telecommunications issues and work with the FCC to implement its programs, particularly making affordable broadband available throughout the country.

“I look forward to using my experience working on telecommunications policies and teaching about them in the classroom to work with my fellow committee members on important FCC issues.”

Pierce’s background in telecommunications spans various roles, including interning for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection and Finance, and clerking in the legal department of the National Association of Broadcasters. He also served on Bloomington’s Telecommunications Council, which oversaw the city’s cable television franchise. Pierce holds a B.A. in Telecommunications and Political Science (1984) and a law degree (1987) from Indiana University Bloomington, where he currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in The Media School.

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