Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski yesterday announced the appointment of Phoebe Yang as senior adviser to the chairman on broadband, a role in which she will assume responsibility over the management of the commission’s broadband priorities pursuant to the National Broadband Plan.
“Phoebe has played an absolutely critical role in creating the National Broadband Plan, and I am delighted that she will be staying to help me lead our continuing work to ensure that the enormous benefits of broadband are available and affordable to all Americans,” Genachowski said.
Yang most recently was general counsel of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the Commission, in which role she was chair of the Broadband Steering Committee. Her previous experience includes executive roles at Discovery Communications and AOL Time Warner. She served under President Bill Clinton as special coordinator for China Rule of Law and practiced corporate law at Hogan & Hartson.
Yang graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, and received her law degree from Stanford Law School.