Douglas Duncan Meredith

Director, Economics and Policy


As JSI’s director of economics and policy, Douglas Meredith evaluates industry and regulatory issues that affect independent and rural telephone companies. He assists clients with the development of policy pertaining to economics, pricing, and regulatory affairs, to ensure rural carriers have opportunities to provide services on state-of-the-art broadband networks. He also is responsible for the creation of forward-looking economic cost studies, the development of policy related to the application of federal safeguards for rural local exchange carriers, the determination of eligible telecommunications carriers pursuant to the Communications Act of 1934, and the sustainability and application of universal service policy for telecommunications carriers. Since 1997, Meredith has served as the economic adviser for the Telecommunications Regulatory Bureau of Puerto Rico, providing economic and policy advice to the commissioners on all telecommunications issues that have either a financial or economic impact.

He participates in several national groups and task forces attempting to steer federal and state policy in a direction that will provide rural carriers the same opportunities and safeguards that larger carriers receive. He is a regular speaker on federal and state policy and routinely provides expert testimony in a variety of state proceedings.

Prior to joining JSI in 1995, Meredith was an independent research economist in Washington, D.C. He graduated magna cum laude in 1987 from the University of Utah, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He received his M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Maryland.

September 27-30, 2021

Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas

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