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Zachary Katz ’99, ’05JD: Broadband in every pot.

If your image of the Federal Communications Commission still revolves around handing out broadcast licenses and regulating George Carlin’s “seven dirty words,” it’s time for an update. Zachary Katz ’99, ’05JD—newly named as the commission’s chief of staff—is working on such issues as open Internet access and shifting the FCC’s rural-service focus from land lines to broadband. Katz, whose promotion comes just seven months after he was named the FCC’s chief counsel, “has public interest in his DNA,” one public-interest advocate says.

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