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.