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Nov 10, 2015

Alan J. Roth is USTelecom’s senior executive vice president, where he serves as deputy to President & CEO Walter B. McCormick Jr. in directing the government affairs mission of the association. Roth, a respected government relations professional and well-known Washington veteran, came to USTelecom from his role as a principal in the government affairs firm of Lent Scrivner & Roth LLC. As a former staff director and chief counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Roth was recognized by Roll Call as one of the 50 most influential staffers on Capitol Hill while he served as the highest-ranking advisor to Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI), the committee’s chairman. The Hill has also cited him in its list of top lobbyists as one of “the best in the business.”  In this episode, we discussed:  how the telecom industry defines "net neutrality". how the FCC's net neutrality order will affect consumers. what net neutrality legislation is currently pending. Resources  USTelecom The FCC's Open Internet Order Net Neutrality: President Obama's Plan for a Free and Open Internet Thune/Upton Net Neutrality Bill  Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband (Progressive Policy Institute)