TPAF’s Kampis named to FCC Consumer Advisory Committee
April 3, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Grace Morgan
April 3, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C.– On April 1, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai appointed Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation (TPAF) investigative reporter Johnny Kampis to a two-year term on the agency’s Consumer Advisory Committee. He will join about two dozen others from across the country for three annual meetings at FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues related to the commission’s work.
The committee makes recommendations to the FCC regarding consumer issues within the jurisdiction of the commission and facilitates participation of all consumers in proceedings before the commission. The meetings are open to the public and are broadcast on the internet via the FCC’s live web page.
Kampis was selected to the committee due to his expertise in broadband, an area he covers extensively for TPAF.
“It is an honor to be selected for this committee, and I look forward to doing my part in helping facilitate discussion on the best ways for the commission to expand broadband access in the United States while still being fiscally responsible with taxpayer money,” Kampis said.
“As someone who lives at the end of a dusty road in rural Alabama with access to only one provider offering sub-broadband speeds, this issue is very important to me,” Kampis concluded. “I’m excited to participate in discussions on how emerging technologies like 5G and fixed wireless will help close the broadband gap between rural and urban America.”