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Brent Olson - Participant

Brent Olson serves as Vice President-Public Policy at AT&T Services, Inc.  Mr. Olson's responsibilities include developing and coordinating at the international, federal and state levels AT&T's public policy positions on issues covering next generation broadband services, content and programming, and Internet user community initiatives.  Mr. Olson is a frequent panelist and speaker at a number of U.S.-based and international public policy conferences.  Mr. Olson also currently serves as AT&T’s board representative on several outside organizations including:  (1) the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to making the online world safer for kids and families; (2) the Broadband Internet Technology Advisory Group (BITAG), an independent, stakeholder-based organization dedicated to developing consensus on broadband network management practices or other related technical issues that can affect users’ Internet experience; and (3) the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), an organization jointly established by the film, music and television industries in partnership with several Internet Service Providers and whose mission is to educate the public on the importance of copyright protection and lawful ways to obtain music, television shows and films online.

Mr. Olson has 20 years of telecommunications law and policy experience.  Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Olson worked for at total of nine years as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, including serving as the Deputy Chief of the Competition Policy Division of the Wireline Competition Bureau from 2000 - 2004.  In between his two stints at the FCC, Mr.Olson was responsible for overseeing U.S. regulatory issues for Cable & Wireless, Inc., a global internet and telecommunications company. 

He is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

Background

Organization

AT&T Services, Inc.

Title

Vice President - Public Policy