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Neil Fried

Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
Majority Chief Counsel for Communications and Technology
Washington, DC, USA


Neil Fried is Senior Telecommunications Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He handles television, radio, telecommunications, spectrum and Internet issues. Among other things, Neil was involved in the enactment of the 2005 digital television transition and public safety legislation. Before joining the committee in August 2003, he spent three years in private practice, where he specialized in television and telecommunications issues. Prior to his work in the private sector, Neil served four years with the Federal Communications Commission as an attorney in what is now the Wireline Competition Bureau. There, Neil helped implement the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and earned his law degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

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