Rob Frieden

Rob Frieden

Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law
Joined on November 20, 2007 – United States
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Rob Frieden serves as Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University.  Professor Frieden has written several books, published over fifty articles in academic journals and provided commentary in a variety of print, broadcast and Internet media. He has provided updates to two major communications treatises: Modern Communications Law (West Publishing) and All About Cable (Law Journal Press). 

Before accepting an academic appointment, Professor Frieden served as Deputy Director International Relations for Motorola Satellite Communications, Inc.  In that capacity, he provided a broad range of business development, strategic planning, policy analysis and regulatory functions for the IRIDIUM mobile satellite venture.

Professor Frieden has held senior policy making positions in international telecommunications at the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.  In the private sector, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as Assistant General Counsel at PTAT System, Inc. where he handled corporate, transactional and regulatory issues for the world’s first private undersea fiber optic cable company.

Professor Frieden holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania (1977) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia (1980).

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Hidden in Plain Sight: FCC Chairman Pai's Strategy to Consolidate the U.S. Wireless Marketplace

Broadband Carrier Quandary: Exploit Bandwidth Scarcity, or Reduce It?

What's Certain About the Regulatory Uncertainty Debate

Comcast-TWC: Why Compete and Innovate When You Can Buy Market Share?

AT Kearney Takes Side With Incumbent Telcos to Defend the Old World

New, Old and Forgotten Frames in the Network Neutrality Debate

National Broadband Infrastructure: Global Regulatory Re-Think Required

Bogus WSJ Story on Net Neutrality

Another Wrong-Headed WSJ Editorial

In Praise of Relatively Dumb Pipes