WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2015) - FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be the opening keynote speaker at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2015 Business Expo, which is taking place October 18-21 in San Francisco. In a Keynote Conversation with COMPTEL CEO, Chip Pickering, on Monday, October 19, at 9 a.m. (PT), Commissioner Rosenworcel will provide attendees with insights into the communications landscape and current priorities at the Federal Communications Commission.

"From her time with the FCC and on Capitol Hill, Commissioner Rosenworcel understands the importance of a competitive marketplace for fostering economic growth, enhancing educational opportunities and enriching our civic lives," said COMPTEL CEO, Chip Pickering. "She is a tireless advocate for our children, the future of education, and bringing the benefits of broadband and the digital age to schools and libraries through the E-rate program. No one has done more to raise the importance of the homework gap for low-income students. In addition, she has worked to ensure there is sufficient wireless spectrum to support telehealth and other core initiatives. We look forward to hearing from her about the topics taking precedence at the Commission and her vision for the future of the industry."

Commissioner Rosenworcel joined the FCC in May 2012, bringing a decade and a half of public and private sector communications law experience to her position on the Commission. Prior to joining the agency, she served as senior communications counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. In this position, she was responsible for legislation, hearings and policy development involving a wide range of communications issues, including spectrum auctions, public safety, broadband deployment and adoption, universal service, video programming, satellite television, local radio and digital television transition.

Before joining the staff of the Committee, she served as legal advisor to former FCC Commissioner, Michael J. Copps, and legal counsel to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, and practiced communications law at Drinker Biddle and Reath. She is a native of Hartford, Conn., and is a graduate of Wesleyan University and New York University School of Law.

Please plan to join COMPTEL at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 19 in the Golden Gate Ballroom, before the start of the Keynote Conversation with Commissioner Rosenworcel, to hear an announcement from Pickering about the future of COMPTEL.

To register, visit the COMPTEL PLUS website. For press credentials, email Gail Norris at gnorris@comptel.org.

COMPTEL PLUS is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies and their supplier partners, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends; meet potential customers and do business. In addition, COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming led by experienced industry speakers. COMPTEL PLUS is produced by COMPTEL, the competitive networks association. For more information, visit www.comptelplus.org or follow us on Twitter at @COMPTELPLUS #COMPTELFall15.

Contact Information:

Gail Norris