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October 07, 2011

FCC Advisory Committee Joined by Comcast's Rudy Brioche

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC’s (News - Alert)) Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age will be joined by Rudy Brioche. An announcement in this regard has been made by a top global media, entertainment and communications companies, Comcast (News - Alert) Corporation. Brioche is the Senior Director of External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel at Comcast Corporation.

Recommendations to the FCC regarding policies and practices are made by the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. These policies and practices are related to the participation of minorities and women in telecommunications and related industries. Lowering barriers of entry to communications and related industries for historically disadvantaged men and women will be the focus of the Committee. The Committee will explore ways for universal access to and adoption of broadband in historically disadvantaged communities. Creating an environment which employs a diverse workforce within the communications and related industries will also be the focus of the Committee.

Diversity within the technology community is being enhanced by Brioche. Brioche has served on the Board of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights during his tenure at Comcast. He was serving on behalf of the company and the cable industry. Brioche worked at the FCC prior to joining Comcast. He worked closely with the Diversity Committee, FCC staff, and the broader diversity community on behalf of Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein (News - Alert). He promoted diversity goals within the FCC's authority.

In a release, David L. Cohen, Executive VP and Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Corporation said, "Rudy Brioche is widely respected for his deep experience working with the diversity community and he will be a valuable advocate and knowledgeable asset to the Committee as the FCC works to further enhance the ability of minorities and women to participate in telecommunications and related industries."

According to Cohen, a central role is played by diversity at Comcast. The organization looks forward to building on that legacy with this announcement.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves