Strauss Named Deputy Chief Of FCC Consumer Bureau
March 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM (PT)
The FCC has named KAREN PELTZ STRAUSS as Deputy Chief in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. STRAUSS is a former Deputy Bureau Chief of the FCC's old Consumer Information Bureau and has worked at GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY's National Center for Law and Deafness and at the COALITION OF ORGANIZATIONS FOR ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY (COAT), of which she is a co-founder. She will work on disability issues and accessibility issues in relation to the National Broadband Plan.
"The FCC has a vital role to play in empowering and protecting all consumers and ensuring they have access to world-class communications networks and technologies," said Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI. "I look forward to drawing on KAREN's extensive experience with telecommunications access issues to realize those goals."