FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Names New Staffers

Policy advisor comes from free market think tank

Nathan Learner, who has been outreach manager and senior fellow at free market think tank, the R Street Institute, has been named policy advisor to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Carlos Minnix will be a staff assistant.

At R Street, Learner was in charge of government relations and wrote about new tech, innovation policy and public safety, according to the chairman's office.

Minnix has been a staff assistant in the spectrum enforcement division of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau.

Pai took over as chairman Jan. 23.