Issues of net neutrality, privacy, broadband data services and make-ready kept Charytan on her toes in 2017. The industry was made more unpredictable because of the evolving political landscape. “The wild changes in each regime make it difficult to make predictions about the regulatory framework on which to base business plans,” she says. Charytan is a long-time veteran of the communications industry, working at WilmerHale for more than 17 years before her current position. At Comcast, she’s responsible for the full range of legal affairs across 39 states and DC.
What have been the most important legal issues in communications for you in the past year?
Net neutrality and privacy; broadband data services; make ready and other facilities deployment issues.
How is today’s political environment impacting your job and the industry?
The wild changes in each regime make it difficult to make predictions about the regulatory framework on which to base business plans.
What movie superhero would you most like to be and how would that character fit into the legal world of communications?
Wonder Woman of course. She could use her power of truth to cut through all the absurdity in parties’ overblown advocacy….