Jennifer McCarthy Appointed to Leading Federal Spectrum Management Committee

Serving in her individual capacity, Jennifer will advise the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at NTIA on spectrum policy matters


Yesterday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that Jennifer McCarthy, VP of Legal Advocacy at Federated Wireless, has been appointed to serve on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). CSMAC members “offer expertise and perspective on reforms to enable new technologies and services, including reforms that expedite the American public’s access to broadband services, public safety, and long-range spectrum planning”.

As a spectrum policy expert, Jennifer is heavily involved in how lawmakers and regulators in the United States and abroad consider how spectrum can enable greater digital connectivity. Jennifer’s work with regulators has been critical to the success of the commercialization of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. No stranger to the industry, Jennifer has held previous regulatory and government affairs positions at QUALCOMM and NextWave Wireless and worked on a variety of wireless telecom policy issues, including international technology and equipment trade and standardization, mobile broadband spectrum allocation, intelligent transportation systems, mobile multimedia content distribution, and critical infrastructure spectrum requirements.

Jennifer’s thoughts on advancements in the wireless industry can be seen in leading industry publications and heard at events both domestically and internationally. FierceWireless and RCR Wireless have relied on Jennifer’s voice to give background on notable industry advancements – including the rise of private wireless networks. She has also been quoted by the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) noting the rise of women in the telecommunications workforce. Jennifer has spoken at the Americas Spectrum Management Conference and European Spectrum Management Conference and continues to hold advisory roles with the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.

Holding a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center, Jennifer has worked in the wireless sector for 30 years.


Federated Wireless congratulates Jennifer on this well-deserved accomplishment.

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