Modern telecommunication has transformed the way we communicate and exchange information.  It serves as the lifeline of global commerce, allowing us to easily conduct business across national borders while reducing costs and increasing productivity.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is mandated with regulating telecommunications policy in the U.S., which includes all communication by telephone, radio, wire, cable and satellite as well as management of all government-owned resources, such as spectrum.

Capitol Hill Policy Group works with you, the federal agencies, and the Congress to achieve the desired goals of our clients. Our Telecommunications team is co-led by Todd Bertoson and James Reid. Todd is a former Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which has legislative jurisdiction over telecommunications policy. Todd’s experience on the Committee and his continued work in the field of telecommunications makes him a strong advocate for public and private interests.  He continues to work at the highest levels of the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Commerce and with the relevant House and Senate Committees of jurisdiction to achieve client-driven results.

James has more than 20 years of experience in communications and technology policy and advocacy in both the public and private sector. As a senior staff member for to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), who served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation from 2009 to 2014, he played a role in the development and evolution of universal service, broadband, spectrum, and media policy. James led bicameral, bipartisan efforts on universal service fund reform, media content issues, spectrum deployment, and wireless consumer issues. James played a key role the creation and passage of the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and in the creation of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety network for first responders.

Over his tenure on Capitol Hill, he worked with communities to expand both wired and wireless broadband services. While working for Senator Rockefeller, he assisted the Senator in securing over $500 million in public and private investment in broadband infrastructure for the State of West Virginia.