Upendra J. Chivukula, deputy speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, was appointed to the FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee June 6.
Chivukula, an electrical engineer, is one of 16 throughout the U.S. who was chosen to serve on the IAC, according to a report by NJTechWeekly.com.
He will help provide guidance in matters that involve the “role of state, local and tribal governments in facilitating technology transitions, broadband deployment and adoption, E-rate [a program that makes telecommunications services affordable and accessible through libraries and schools] modernization, and public safety issues,” according to the FCC news release.
Chivukula will serve on the committee from 2014 to 2016, according to the report. The committee will focus its efforts on community needs at the local and sate level and determine how the FCC can help, he said.
“We have a lot of work to do on these issues here in New Jersey and nationally,” Chivukula told NJTechWeekly.com. “I am looking forward to providing guidance to the FCC as someone who has been on the ground in state government.”
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