Eliot Greenwald

Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


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Eliot Greenwald is a Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Disability Rights Office, where he has worked since January of 2011.  He participates in proceedings involving telecommunications relay services (TRS), television closed captioning, real-time text, and implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), including advanced communications services, video description, TV user interfaces, Internet captioning, emergency information, 911 calling, hearing aid compatibility, and the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.  He began his career at the FCC in 1977, working in the former Common Carrier Bureau until 1982.  He then practiced at various law firms, concentrating on wireless, satellite, spectrum, and ownership issues, including spectrum licensing, deployment of the initial cellular systems in the U.S., spectrum auctions, mergers and acquisitions, and telecommunications finance.  While at Bingham McCutchen, Eliot represented TDI pro bono for about 10 years before returning to the FCC in 2011.