Ask Me Anything! with Carol Mattey, Former Deputy Chief of the FCC's Wireline Bureau

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Feb 9, 2024


About Our Distinguished Guest

Carol Mattey is the Founding Member and Principal of Mattey Consulting LLC, a Washington, D.C. metro area-based firm that advises broadband providers and others active in the telecommunications industry, with a particular focus on government funding for broadband, including NTIA’s $42+ billion BEAD program. She uses her 30+ years of experience as a senior executive in the U.S. government, consultant and lawyer to assist clients with government funding strategy and execution, public policy advocacy, and regulatory compliance. She is one of the nation's leading experts on the Federal Communication Commission’s $9 billion Universal Service Fund.

Prior to launching her own firm, Carol was Deputy Chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau from 2010 to early 2017, leading initiatives to reform the various USF programs to focus on broadband. Carol and her team implemented the Connect America Fund and developed the initial rules to award USF support via auction. She previously developed the universal service reform recommendations in the FCC’s National Broadband Plan delivered to Congress in 2010.

From 2005 to 2009, she was a director in Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice advising private sector clients on business strategy and regulatory compliance. Earlier in her career, she held several management positions at the FCC, worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and was an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C.