Phillip K. Brown

Director of State/Federal Policy & Broadband Planning
Connected Nation, Inc.

Phillip K. Brown serves as Connected Nation’s Director of State/Federal Policy & Broadband Planning, responsible for leading the major activities associated with broadband policy and planning for Connected Nation’s state broadband initiatives. In addition, Phillip manages the tracking, analysis and reporting of external public policy that affects the organization and its strategic partners.

Mr. Brown played a key role in managing the strategy and activities of a coalition that facilitated the passage and enactment of the Broadband Data Improvement Act, and that supported the funding of key elements of this telecommunications law in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. Under programs enabled by the State Broadband Initiatives Program, Brown has played a leading or key role in the development of broadband planning reports for several U.S. states with which Connected Nation has partnered, and has provided broadband policy advice and leadership to the Connect Iowa broadband initiative for five years.

Prior to joining Connected Nation, Phillip was the Director of Government Relations for the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS). Prior to joining APTS, Brown spent over six years working for the U.S. House of Representatives in senior staff positions, including time as a Legislative Director, District Director, and Deputy Chief of Staff/Press Secretary.

Phillip received a M.B.A. from the University of Louisville’s College of Business, and a B.A. degree from Centre College in International Relations.

Location: Louisville, KY.


April 8-11, 2019

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