Ciena CTO Named to FCC Council


Ciena Corp. senior vice president and chief technology officer Stephen Alexander has been named to serve on the Federal Communications Commission’s Technology Advisory Council.

Alexander, who has held his current positions at the networking company since January 2000, will help to make recommendations on technology issues and questions presented by the FCC, addressing how telecommunications services are provided and accessed by users.

“The rate of advancement in the telecom industry and the convergence among categories of service -- from broadband access to new Ethernet services -- calls for the continuous evaluation of federal policies," Alexander said in a prepared statement. "It is an honor to join my industry colleagues to help educate and advise government officials on the latest telecom technologies and their potential impact on the marketplace."