L. Charles Keller assists clients with policy, strategy, and compliance issues related to matters under the jurisdiction of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Mr. Keller has extensive experience with Universal Service, numbering, and intercarrier competition issues, and has also worked on network unbundling and other local competition issues. Mr. Keller also works on policy issues related to Internet openness, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and other IP-based services.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Keller spent five years at the FCC, where he held senior leadership positions in the then-Common Carrier Bureau and also served on the federal staff of the Universal Service Joint Board. In this capacity, he was integrally involved in the development of federal Universal Service policy. Later, as Chief of the Network Services Division, he played a substantial role in developing the policies contained in the first and second Numbering Resource Optimization Reports & Orders and worked closely with state and federal policy makers to ensure that numbering policy kept pace with the evolution of competition.