Copps' legal advisor headed to Frontier Communications

Jennifer Schneider, senior policy advisor to Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Michael Copps, is leaving the agency to join the rural  provider Frontier Communications. Her title will be vice president of legislative affairs.

Schneider, who served as Copps' legal advisor on broadband, wireline and universal service issues, previously worked for House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (Va.). Before that, she was at the FCC and at Bingham McCutchen.

Margaret McCarthy, who was a telecom legislative assistant for Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), will fill the spot.