Julie A Veach is a partner at HWG. Her practice focuses on telecommunications regulation, universal service and internet communications.
Until 2015, Ms Veach served as chief of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. During her tenure as Chief, the FCC adopted Open Internet rules, addressed the classification of Internet access, distributed millions to bring broadband to rural areas through the Connect America Fund, reformed the E-rate programme and continued reforms of the Lifeline program, redefined broadband to reflect modern usage, pursued reforms of special access regulations, and began tailoring regulations to promote the IP transition while protecting consumers and competition.
During her more than 14-year tenure at the FCC, Ms Veach held numerous positions that provided her with extensive experience within the industry. In addition to serving as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, she also served as Deputy General Counsel, where she provided legal advice across the agency, including on wireline, wireless, and public safety issues. She also served in a variety of positions in the Wireline Competition Bureau, building a deep understanding of broadband and VoIP issues. She has testified before Congress and spoken to numerous industry conventions and meetings.
Ms Veach currently serves as co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Wireline Practice Committee.