Rob Frieden

Rob Frieden

Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law
Joined on November 20, 2007
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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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2017 - May 21 on Hidden in Plain Sight: FCC Chairman Pai's Strategy to Consolidate the U.S. Wireless Marketplace
2016 - May 03 on Broadband Carrier Quandary: Exploit Bandwidth Scarcity, or Reduce It?
2015 - Feb 06 on What's Certain About the Regulatory Uncertainty Debate
2014 - Feb 14 on Comcast-TWC: Why Compete and Innovate When You Can Buy Market Share?
2011 - Feb 07 on AT Kearney Takes Side With Incumbent Telcos to Defend the Old World
2011 - Jan 08 on New, Old and Forgotten Frames in the Network Neutrality Debate
2011 - Jan 08 on New, Old and Forgotten Frames in the Network Neutrality Debate
2011 - Jan 06 on New, Old and Forgotten Frames in the Network Neutrality Debate
2009 - Jul 28 on National Broadband Infrastructure: Global Regulatory Re-Think Required
2008 - Dec 16 on Bogus WSJ Story on Net Neutrality
2008 - Aug 02 on Another Wrong-Headed WSJ Editorial
2008 - Aug 02 on Another Wrong-Headed WSJ Editorial
2007 - Nov 29 on In Praise of Relatively Dumb Pipes
2007 - Nov 29 on In Praise of Relatively Dumb Pipes
2007 - Nov 29 on In Praise of Relatively Dumb Pipes