Wheeler appoints two industry veterans to WRC-19 advisory committee

In preparation for the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) next World Radiocommunication Conference scheduled to convene in 2019, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appointed two professionals, from both the wireless and satellite industries, to represent the U.S.

Wheeler appointed Thomas C. Power, senior vice president and general counsel of CTIA, chair, and Christopher J. Murphy, associate general counsel of regulatory affairs at ViaSat, vice chair of the FCC's Advisory Committee for the World Radiocommunication Conference for 2019 (WRC-19).

Power previously served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications in the White House Office of Science and Technology Office. He also served as chief of staff for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the U.S. Department of Commerce and as senior legal adviser to FCC Chairman William Kennard.

Before joining ViaSat, Murphy was vice president of government affairs at Inmarsat. Prior to working in the private sector, Murphy worked for a decade at the FCC's International Bureau on broadcast and mobile satellite licensing issues, as well as on domestic and international spectrum and broadband policies. 

The FCC's advisory committee will be tasked with providing advice, technical support and recommended proposals on matters relating to the WRC-19. Release