Former U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Reed Hundt (News - Alert) has recently joined the board of directors of ASSIA, the premier provider of high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management of digital subscriber line networks.
"I am delighted to join the board of directors of ASSIA and to have the privilege of working alongside an industry luminary such as Dr. John Cioffi," said Hundt, in a press release. "ASSIA holds the key to improving broadband performance over the most widely installed and cost-effective technology available for Internet access -- DSL and Wi-Fi. As demand for high quality broadband access continues to grow, ASSIA is at the forefront with innovative solutions to support that growth."
Hundt, as a FCC (News - Alert) chairman from 1993-1997, oversaw the introduction of spectrum auctions and the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that substantially reduced the rates for international telecommunications service.
Officials confirmed that Hundt also serves on the board of directors of the United Negro College Fund and Connecticut's Clean Energy (News - Alert) Finance and Investment Authority. In addition, he serves on the advisory boards of the Yale School of Management and the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.
"The addition of Reed Hundt to the ASSIA board of directors further strengthens the company's reputation as a leader in broadband access solutions, and I am thrilled that an executive of such global renown has agreed to join us," said Cioffi, ASSIA chairman and CEO.
He further added, "He is a visionary leader, and his many talents will benefit our product development, partnership, regulatory, and commercial efforts. Reed has always been an advocate for easy access, high performance, healthy competition, and affordability in the worldwide information and communications technologies sector, which is perfectly aligned with ASSIA's mission."
In related news, ASSIA Inc. has launched DSL Expresse 2.5, an upgraded version of its flagship product that monitors and optimizes the performance of DSL networks.
Edited by Brooke Neuman