Former FCC Chairman to Be Top Cable Lobbyist

Michael Powell, the former top U.S. telecommunications regulator, will become the cable industry’s top lobbyist.

Mr. Powell is joining the cable industry’s trade association from Providence Equity Partners, where he was a senior advisor, and Broadband for America, an industry group which pressed for less regulation on Internet lines. He was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission until January 2005.

He replaces former National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Kyle McSlarrow, who said last week that he’ll be joining Comcast Corp.

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